The New Times Roman

The U.S. State Department announced that official documents must now be written in Calibri font instead of Times New Roman in order to make them easier to read. Courts in New Jersey require briefs in Times New Roman rather than Courier.

The font wars are real and especially heated in the legal and government worlds, where some fonts cause people anxiety. According to The Wall Street Journal:

“The State Department proclaimed “The Times (New Roman) are Changing!” in a January announcement of its typeface switch. “Fonts like Times New Roman have serifs or decorative, angular features that can introduce accessibility issues for individuals with disabilities,” the announcement said.

The U.K.’s Supreme Court switched to a Calibri font—sans serif, as they say—to improve legibility.”

I think they’re all crazy. We all know Verdana is the best!

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