A striking number of application letters change fonts or font sizes for publications or journal titles. If you're writing in, say, Times New Roman, don't switch to some HUGE sans serif font for a journal title. It looks strange. And don't drop from a 12 point to a 10 point for a title in the middle of the sentence.
What it looks like is a cut and past thing, a cut and paste thing that a high school student should have figured out.
/rubs sore eyes
I think we just realized that the computer system we're using does weird things to fonts. Or a LOT of people all over the country are making the same weird font choices. I'm guessing our computer system just sucks in yet one more way.