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To clarify, there are two different licenses: desktop and web. If you have the font on your desktop (legally) you can create graphics for your site with it. You can even specify it in your CSS with fall backs so that it displays for those who also have it on their desktop but degrades gracefully for those who don't. When you choose to embed the font on ...
It's legal to ask the browser to use Helvetica Neue if it's available on the system, but you'd need a license if you want to serve the font yourself. One option is to use Helvetica Neue if it's system-installed and fall back to some other sans-serif font like Arial if it's not.
You may consider alternatives to the Helvetica Neue, like the ones listed here http://theultralinx.com/2013/03/5-google-web-font-alternatives-helvetica-arial.html
This font is commercial property and is not allowed to use without proper licensing for usage. Linotype licensing
I've observed that the free/libre Sawasdee font, while far from a clone, has similar features. Here's a comparison of Sawasdee Bold versus Trebuchet MS regular:
Both Aller and Source Sans Pro have commonalities with Trebuchet MS, in particular the curved tail on the letter l: The fonts are available at fontsquirrel.com. However, only Source Sans Pro is a webfont, Aller is desktop only.
Std - Standard or the base weight/form(s) of the typeface - often includes 1 regular or medium face, 1 bold face, then associated italics - good for any use Display - Generally refers to a typeface designed for use in headlines or display areas. Not widely used for large areas of text due to low readability/legibility at smaller sizes. (These include, but ...
It's worth mentioning using a web font, self served or hosted. If it is in the budget or technical capabilities of the client, a web-font will ensure the exact font is rendered on modern browsers. There's a good chance you already have less-than-modern browser fallback styles, and that would be the only other variants you need to worry about, in which ...
Flaticon offers icon fonts for web usage. See if this helps you... http://www.flaticon.com/
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