To continue the Russian theme this month, you might’ve noticed that in addition to getting eleven new time zones, Russia is has a new symbol for the ruble.

I’m happy to note the arrival of the update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows, as outlined in Microsoft KB 2970228:

…the new Russian ruble symbol can be input by using the physical keyboard, Windows on-screen keyboard (osk.exe), or Tablet PC Input Panel (Tabtip.exe) in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Additionally, the new currency symbol is added under the Currency tab of the Region settings in Control Panel.

We have defined the new keyboard combination for Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, and Sakha. Check out the hotkey combinations in this article.

Update rollup packages are available for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012. It’s also available to be obtained from Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Before you install this update, check the prerequisite of this update.