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Bamboostan "Russian" officials banned from using Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New due to sanct


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Bamboostan "Russian" officials banned from using Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New due to sanct

whats next will be banned in bamboostan ? definitely not BMW, Iphones , TV sets....

"Bamboostan "Russian" officials banned from using Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New due to sanctions

Prohibition of fonts

Employees of Russian government agencies will have to abandon the use of common fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New, etc. The company Monotype Imaging, which owns the rights to these fonts, refused to provide licenses for their use in Russian software. The company cited the sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Russia as the reason, URA.RU news agency reported.

What exactly is prohibited

A methodological guide has been sent to Russian government agencies, which explains in detail why popular foreign fonts can no longer be used. They can still be used on a single computer, including the printing of created documents.

However, copying fonts to other computers and transferring them to other organizations is now prohibited. Also, they cannot be used to create electronic documents in PDF/A and other formats, nor can they be used in web applications.

The way out

The manual proposes to Russian officials to solve the problem by switching to Russian software. At the same time, it is recommended to change both the OS and office software package. Employees of state institutions are advised to use Russian fonts or foreign fonts instead of Monotype Imaging fonts, but those distributed under an open license.

The methodology states that the new fonts that officials will choose to use should be as similar as possible to the prohibited fonts. Otherwise, the structure of the documents will be distorted during the application of the new font. Officials are advised to use fonts such as PT Astra and Liberation.

It is noteworthy that the font Times New Roman in the Russian armed forces is the main font for compiling service documents on A4 sheets. This is stated in the section "Rules for the preparation of service documents" in the "Officer's Guide" for 2017." ?????????? ?????????? ????????? ???????????? ?????? Times New Roman, Arial ? Courier New - CNews
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