Written by Nick Heer.

U.S. State Department Replacing Times New Roman With Calibri in Official Documents

John Hudson and Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post:

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.

It makes sense to switch to a sans-serif for accessibility reasons, but Calibri? Like switching from Dr. Dynamite to Mountain Lightning without considering that maybe both are awful. Microsoft Windows really is typographically bankrupt by default.