Office font Calibri centrally in Pakistani corruption scandal

Office font Calibri centrally in Pakistani corruption scandal

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The Office font Calibri is used as evidence in a Pakistani corruption scandal. Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Pakistan’s prime minister, is accused of forging of documents.

This is evident from rechtbankdocumenten in the hands of The Express Tribune.

Nawaz has, according to the plaintiffs fraudulent documents to hide the fact that they are possessions abroad. Thus, she would the irs try to circumvent.

The documents are according to Nawaz from 2006, but that is according to the prosecutors is unlikely. The paper use the Office font Calibri, which, when not yet widely available.

Microsoft released in 2005, a loose version of Calibri, but these only became standard on Office added in 2007. According to the prosecutors, proves to the font that the document most likely after 2007 has been prepared.


Lucas de Groot, creator of the Calibri font, doubts that Nawaz the font for 2007 release has downloaded. “Why would someone, a completely unknown font to download for a official document in 2006?”, according to the font tuning engine compared to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn.

The daughter of Nawaz is seen as his possible successor as prime minister. They are examined as a result of the Panama Papers.

The Wikipedia page for the font is by the controversy surrounding the corruption scandal so often edited, that user temporarily here, no additions are allowed to do. Pakistan is already a few days the hashtag #fontgate trending.

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