Monday, December 03, 2007

"Serif? Don't like it," says Supreme Court

Not long after I wrote about the absurdity of the Virginia Supreme Court's continued use of the Courier font in its own documents, I get the word by way of the VLW Blog that the Court now proposes to require lawyers to use Courier (or Arial or Verdana) in all filings with the Court.

Wow, that's cheesy - especially the Arial and Verdana. In many courts, such as this one, the use of sans serif fonts is prohibited. See generally Rule 32, FRAP. This report from the Seventh Circuit website says: "Studies have shown that long passages of serif type are easier to read and comprehend than long passages of sans-serif type."

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