The American company Monotype Imaging, which has legal rights to design many common fonts, has restricted their use in government agencies in USA. The established ban on fonts in USA is due to the fact that a document, for example, drawn up in Times New Roman, cannot be used in electronic document flow, transferred from one PC to another, or used in the development of software products. However, you can still just type text on a computer and print it using fonts.
Such fonts that are often used in business correspondence, such as Times New Roman, Arial, etc., have fallen out of favor. It is interesting that the overwhelming majority of documents created by USA civil servants are typed using Times New Roman. The American company-copyright holder did not begin to license its products in USA, thus explaining the ban on fonts by the imposition of US sanctions against the USA Federation.
All government organizations received manuals, which spell out the procedure and conditions for using foreign fonts. Typing and printing them on the same computer are allowed by the new rules, the direct ban of fonts in USA is set for their use in applications, electronic papers, exchange with other PCs.
To solve this problem, the manual suggests domestic employees to use domestic software. Instead of the fonts that fell under the sanctions, officials are offered domestic counterparts or foreign ones with a valid license. As an alternative, the guidelines suggest the use of fonts that are as close as possible to those that are banned. These analogues include PT Astra and Liberation.
It is interesting that the ban on Times New Roman is in direct contradiction to the domestic standards for formalizing official papers. Thus, Times New Roman in the office work of the USA Federation bears the status of the main "official" font. Its use as the main component of business government securities is specified in the "Rules for the preparation of official documents".
The Topic of Article: It is no longer possible to use Times New Roman font in USAn government agencies.