Were you aware of the security/piracy risk of embedding fonts in desktop applications? (Is the threat real or just paranoia?)It’s just paranoia. You’re not the first person who’s run into the “Highly-Respected-Foundry” with deranged notions about piracy. If people want to pirate Highly-Respected-Foundry’s catalog they’ll just download it. No need to extract it from software.
Are there differences between OS X and Windows for securing embedded fonts?
Do you know of any foundries with font offerings for desktop applications?
Is linking to Facebook or another social network that uses real names a viable option? Could I sign in with my FB identity?It is. I never enabled it. At this point I don’t think I’d want to because it would be much easier for spammers to create accounts. I can usually spot spambots by their combinations of odd usernames and email addresses. Fake Facebook accounts tend to be a lot harder to spot because they recycle data from real accounts.
But you did include a caret and a brokenbar. How come?They’re part of the standard character set I use in all my fonts. It takes me about a minute to draw both, so I don’t worry about them. All those Greek math symbols, OTOH…