Indian Rupee symbol at U+20A8 (₨) instead of U+20B9 (₹)

Bug #1575793 reported by Thomas Jollans on 2016-04-27
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Bug Description

The Linux Libertine fonts include the Indian Rupee sign (₹) at U+20A8. However, this code point is meant for the old rupee symbol (₨, like Rs). This symbol is used for the currency of Pakistan and sometimes those of other countries. In this context, the Indian symbol ₹ is incorrect and shouldn't be used. The correct codepoint for the symbol of the *Indian* rupee is U+20B9.

Other fonts have these symbols in the right places.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupee#Symbol and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee_sign (which make no sense when the font is set to Linux Libertine)

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