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Student says font change could save federal government $400 million

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The federal government is apparently wasting tens of millions of dollars a year - all because of "Times New Roman" font.

That's according to a 14-year-old Pennsylvania student.

The Pittsburgh native says if federal and state government started printing documents with the "Garamond" font they could save as much as $400 million a year.

That's because the font takes up less space, and uses less ink, per page.

The teenager calculated that ink costs more by volume than many perfumes.

According to CNN, his proposal began as a science fair project looking at how his school could save money.

A representative from the government printing office told the network the student's work was quote: "remarkable" - but says the office is focused on making the switch to digital - instead of changing fonts.

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