US State Department bans Courier from all  JAN 30 2004

US State Department bans Courier from all official correspondence, replacing it with "more modern" Times New Roman. Personally, I would like to see them using Comic Sans.

There are 9 reader comments

Jeff52 30 200412:52PM

But now all of the State Department's screenplays and teleplays will be rejected out of hand as improperly formatted!

Chris59 30 200412:59PM

rg: I think he said that with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

david43 30 2004 1:43PM

The Times New Roman and Roman Empire analogies are bound to arise now. One question: will this make the blacked out copy in declassified documents easier to read?

Dan16 30 2004 2:16PM

My Dean's List Certificate that I got in undergrad printed my name in Comic Sans. Needless to say, I was disaffected.

And I did *not* go to Clown College!

margaret04 30 2004 8:04PM

my school district redesigned their curriculum a few years ago- using copius amounts of comic sans. that's what happens when you let a bunch of elementary school teachers loose with a word processor. and i won't even mention the PowerPoints, and the worksheets that link to nonexistant websites, and... well, i'm a little bitter.

koly37 31 200412:37AM

All this talk of typefaces and not one mention of hobo. 'Tis a sad, sad day indeed...

Graham40 01 2004 5:40AM

Hey, Hobo rocks. Don't you go knocking Hobo, man...

Scottish35 03 2004 6:35PM

Wow...the US State Department DOES have some sense. Courier has got to be the single ugliest font I've ever seen in my life.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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