The Jolly Teapot

by Nicolas Magand・About this siteRSS feedArchive

13 Jul. 2018

The worst possible way to get caught forging documents

Tu Thanh Ha, writing for The Globe and the Mail:

Friday’s ouster of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wasn’t just a momentous event in the Asian country but also big news for fans of typography.

A key part of the corruption case that led to Mr. Sharif’s removal from power hinged on the typeface used in a financial document.

The controversy was therefore dubbed Fontgate and on Friday, headline writers and wags on Twitter were saying that Pakistan was now Sans Sharif.”

In a nutshell: They used Calibri to create a fake document supposed to have been written in 2006, a year before the font was available to the public.

I’m sure a lot of graphic designers and people at Microsoft had a good laugh about this; going to the trouble of forging a document and not thinking of not using the — infamously bland — Microsoft Word’s default font.

↘ Reply via email
← Recent entries