US State Department Stops Using Times New Roman

by Jordan Chan

Editor in Chief

The US State Department will phase out the font Times New Roman and instead use Calibri on all official documents in an effort to make government communication more accessible for those with disabilities. The department’s standard font has been Times New Roman for almost 20 years. Sans-serif fonts tend to be easier typefaces to read because they don’t have extra lines, sometimes called “wings” or “feet,” on the ends of each letter. Calibri is also more compatible with some assistive technologies like screen readers. In Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s cable sent on Jan. 17, he quipped, “The Times (New Roman) are a-Changin.”

(Source: Washington Post)

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