Annise Parker addresses the great Texas War on Fonts

Posted on 01 Apr 2015 at 4:40pm

“There’s been a lot of media coverage lately about potentially discriminatory actions by various states. Earlier today I understand that the GLO in Texas announced it would no longer permit the use of Comic Sans font. Although the move was described as limiting the use of juvenile typeface, everyone should recognize this for what it is: it is a purely partisan act designed to limit transparency, reduce liberty, and limit access. We need to look no further than George P. Bush’s suggestion that the agency use Times New Roman. There’s a subtext there that I want everybody to understand. However, in the true spirit of open governance, today I am directing an immediate and expeditious review of all font typefaces used by City departments. The City of Houston will ensure that none of its citizens are exposed to the perils of disenfranchisement and that they can use any typeface they so desire.” Mayor Annise Parker

Posted by Annise Parker, Office of the Mayor | City of Houston on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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