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Iran ‘to sue Google’ over use of font

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Iran ‘to sue Google’ over use of font

Fresh spat arises after mischievous Google Earth technician sets Iranian city names to Comic Sans

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TEHRAN: A fresh spat has emerged between Iran and Google, this time over a font.

Last week, Iran issued a warning to the internet giant that it would face an official complaint if the body of water separating the country from its Arab Gulf neighbours wasn’t labelled as the ‘Persian Gulf’ on its popular Google Earth site.

While this issue is yet to be resolved, Iran this morning raised another grievance after it emerged that a mischievous Google Earth technician had changed the font used to name Iranian cities to Comic Sans.

“It’s completely and utterly disrespectful, an insult,” Iranian foreign minister Ramin Mehmanparast said in a statement.

“Even a moron knows that Comic Sans is the shittest font and until Google rectifies this by changing the names on its Iranian maps to something more dignified – maybe Baskerville or Garamond in Bold – then we will file an official complaint.

“And they better not go using Wingdings,” he added.



  1. andy

    May 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    can i suggest brush script as this is even shit-er-er than comic sans..

    I know I run a design company :p

  2. Sheikh Yobouti

    May 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Everyone knows Mahmoud Imadinnerjacket’s favourite font is Papyrus.

  3. ebb

    May 22, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I think “Chiller” may be a promising alternative.

  4. Jebel Ali Baba

    September 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I think, the Iranians are completely “Sans Comic” 😛

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