State Department bans Courier 12

The US State Department has banned Courier 12 in favor of Times New Roman 14. Hammersley points out that the logical next step is "intelligence reports in Comic Sans, obviously."

"In response to many requests and with a view to making our written work easier to read, we are moving to a new standard font: 'Times New Roman 14'," said the memorandum.

The new font "takes up almost exactly the same area on the page as Courier New 12, while offering a crisper, cleaner, more modern look," it said, adding that after February 1 "only Times New Roman 14 will be accepted."


(via Ben Hammersley)