The distinctive identity will also help the
Indian Rupee to differentiate itself from many other Rupee or Rupiah used in
Indian neighboring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka etc. Plus, having a unique and a standard symbol will make your documents look professional. It has been more than a year since the Indian Rupee Symbol was made available for download, but there are hardly any software or applications that support this new symbol by default. You might be surprised to hear that many Tally.ERP 9 users have already been using this new symbol in their day to day business. The new rupee symbol is supported from Tally.ERP 9 Series A, Release 3.0 onwards. In case of earlier versions, then upon successful upgrade to Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 3.0 or above, you can utilize these tips to help you convert the previous Indian rupee symbol ‘Rs’ to
the new symbol ‘ ₹’.
Note: Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 3.0 or above installed on Windows 98/Me will display (□) instead of ‘ ₹’, as these Operating Systems do not support Unicode.
After successful upgrade to Tally.ERP 9 Series A (Release 3.0 or above), load
the company which was created in your previous Tally.ERP 9 (before Tally.ERP 9
Series A Release 3.0) using the following steps:
Go to Gateway of Tally > Comp Info. > Select Company.
Select the Company which was created on Tally.ERP 9 (before Series A, Release 3.0) as shown:
Now, there are two instances in which the Indian Rupee ‘Rs’ could be used by a company – as the base currency or as a foreign currency. Based on the way the ‘Rs’ symbol was used in Tally.ERP 9, you can follow the steps given below to convert ‘Rs’ to ‘ ₹’.
Converting the base currency ‘Rs’ to new Indian Rupee symbol ‘ ₹’:
After the company is loaded successfully, the screen will show a prompt to convert base currency symbol from ‘Rs’ to ‘ ₹’ as shown below:
Select ‘Yes’ and Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 3.0 will do the rest. You will get
the ‘Currency Conversion is successful’ screen as shown:
Converting Indian Rupee symbol ‘Rs’ used as foreign currency to new Indian
Rupee symbol ‘ ₹’:
After loading the company having Indian rupee ‘Rs’ as one of its foreign currencies, the prompt will be displayed to convert foreign currency from ‘Rs’ to ‘ ₹’.
Select ‘Yes’ to automate the currency symbol conversion process.
In case you have not converted you currency initially, but wish to convert the same at a later date, then this is also possible in Tally.ERP 9. If on loading of the company, you have skipped the currency conversion process by clicking ‘No’, the screen below will be displayed:
To change the currency later on,
Go to ‘Gateway of Tally > Accounts Info. > Currencies > Alter’
Select ‘Rs.’ and press ‘Enter’.
On the currency alternation screen, ‘Rs.’ will be displayed in the ‘Symbol’ field.
Press ‘Ctrl+4’ to change ‘Rs’ to ‘ ₹’. (Use the ‘4’ key with ‘$’ symbol, not the ‘4’ on the Number Pad) as shown:
Keep the rest of the fields as their default value and accept the screen.
The next screen will show the new symbol ‘ ₹’ in the drop down. This means that currency symbol conversion was successful.
Converting the old rupee symbol ‘Rs’ to the new ‘ ₹’ will make your business ready for the new standard. Not only will it make your documents professional, but position you as an early and proud user of our new currency symbol.