Time(s) for a change: State Department picks a new official typeface

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Official correspondence from America’s diplomats is getting a bit of a spruce-up next month. From February 6, the US Department of State will adopt Microsoft’s sans serif Calibri in 14-point size “for all paper submitted to the Executive Secretariat,” according to The Washington Post’s diplomacy reporter John Hudson.

big news for font freaks: Times New Roman is being phased out at the State Department & replaced by Calibri. Secretary Blinken sent a cable to all embassies today directing staff not to send him any more papers with Times New Roman. Subject: “The Times (New

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