A Typeface Feud After the State Department Picks Calibri Over Times New Roman

From a Washington Post story by John Hudson and Annabelle Timsit headlined “A font feud brews after State Dept. picks Calibri over Times New Roman”:

The U.S. State Department is going sans serif: It has directed staff at home and overseas to phase out the Times New Roman font and adopt Calibri in official communications and memos, in a bid to help employees who are visually impaired or have other difficulties reading.

In a cable, Secretary of State Antony Blinken directed the department to use a larger sans-serif font in high-level internal documents, and gave the department’s domestic and overseas offices until Feb. 6 to “adopt Calibri as the standard font for all requested papers.”