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DC Circuit notice The DC Circuit is discouraging the use of the Garamond typeface. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

With sadness, humor or full embrace, lawyers across the country offered quick reactions to the news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was advising advocates not to use the Garamond typeface in court filings.

Garamond, the appeals court said in a notice, “appears smaller” than other typefaces, including Century and Times New Roman. The court announced a revision to its handbook of practice and internal procedures “to encourage the use of typefaces that are easier to read and to discourage use of Garamond.”

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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