Help me navigate the IP landmine field that is the world of font-embedding.
My question has three related parts.
1) Is there a quick and reliable way to tell if a font is free to distribute by embedding on a web page or in a native app? A site that had a quick query or handy table would be great. I had to do a lot of googling to conclude that most likely, I can't use the font I want.
I'm hoping to use Bell Gothic Std right now (which I got from Photoshop), and I'm guessing Adobe would not be cool
with it, but they're not explicit about embedding. So, 2) is that actual redistribution?
The owning foundry
of the font doesn't make it clear to me whether embedding is redistribution.
3) When it turns out you can't use a font, is there a good way to find distributable alternative fonts? I found a font lookalike listing on about.com, but to me, the alternatives it listed looked nothing like the font I wanted.