February 2, 2004

As per the State Department Memo

All websites must only use Times New Roman 14. Apparently, the new font "takes up almost exactly the same area on the page as Courier New 12, while offering a crisper, cleaner, more modern look," it said, adding that after February 1 "only Times New Roman 14 will be accepted." There are only three exceptions to the draconian new typographical rules: telegrams, treaty materials prepared by the State Department's legal affairs office and documents drawn up for the president's signature, it said. Since websites are not one of them I assume we must comply.

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