Ruble Symbol ₽


Symbol Meaning

Briefly about the history of the ruble symbol

Ironically, the russian ruble symbol has a fairly long history of use. Of course, he was not the same as now and has nothing to do with the present. First time, in documents, it appeared in the XVII century. Then the numbers were recorded with the help of Cyrillic letters. To distinguish them from words put a special icon titlo. If it was a question of money, instead of the titlo they used a ligature from the letter Р turned up horizontally and the letter У. This was the ruble sign. However, in XX it was not used.

Modern russian currency symbol

The modern does not come from the old one. Under the Soviet Union, the official currency did not need an icon. It was not used in the international trade. Only in 1997 central bank of Russia announced the first competition for the development. The winners were determined, prizes were awarded, but the image was not approved. Then there were a few more competitions and voting. Time passed, but the situation did not change.

In 2007, a group of leading design studios agreed among themselves. Without the consent of the authorities, they began to use the crossed out letter Р.

  • In website design.
  • When creating shop windows.
  • In the figures of money (100 kopeks = 1 ₽).
  • In articles about russian financial crisis.

As a result, in December 2013, ruble image was received by the Central Bank of Russia. After a short time the official sign was added to Unicode. It happened in 2014, version 7.0.

The symbol “Ruble Symbol” is included in the “Currency symbols” subblock of the “Currency Symbols” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 7.0 in 2014.

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Russian ruble symbol, russian currency, rur, rub.

Unicode Name Ruble Symbol
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Plane 0: Basic Multilingual Plane
Unicode Block Currency Symbols
Unicode Subblock Currency symbols
Unicode Version 7.0 (2014)
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 20BD
Simple case change 20BD
Grapheme_Base +
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 82 BD 226 130 189 14844605 11100010 10000010 10111101
UTF-16BE 20 BD 32 189 8381 00100000 10111101
UTF-16LE BD 20 189 32 48416 10111101 00100000
UTF-32BE 00 00 20 BD 0 0 32 189 8381 00000000 00000000 00100000 10111101
UTF-32LE BD 20 00 00 189 32 0 0 3172990976 10111101 00100000 00000000 00000000

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