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Sunday, June 20, 2004

Shoot the Messanger

From Band of Monkies I found this story:
In a sign that no matter is too small to affect international diplomacy, the US State Department has issued an edict banning its longtime standard typeface from all official correspondence and replacing it with a "more modern" font.

In an internal memorandum distributed on Wednesday, the department declared "Courier New 12" - the font and size decreed for US diplomatic documents for years - to be obsolete and unacceptable after February 1.

So for the new era Time New Roman will the new official font though they could has chosen one of these found here. The Gilligan's Island font would have conveyed the State Department new appoach to diplomacy, though the Warhammer series might be more appropiate to the times. (Via BoingBoing)