MATSEC examinations are currently written using Times New Roman because this font, apart from the fact that it was the standard font in Microsoft Word, allows readers to distinguish between the number ‘1’, capital letter ‘i’, and letter ‘l’. However, different bodies have suggested the use of other typefaces such as Arial, Georgia, Verdana, and Helvetica amongst others. Other fonts, such as Comic Sans, have been specifically suggested for candidates with dyslexia.
It is worth noting, however, that accounting for font size has changed the ranking of typefaces. Arial, for instance, gained considerable momentum and the difference between this font and Verdana is minimal. Comic Sans, on the other hand, was ranked as the least preferred typeface when accounting for its larger size.