We want to be legal and do this right. So I'm coming to FontSquirrel for the first time. Seems to be lots of free fonts and there's often a globe symbol which seems to say the font is free for web use.
So we download the font and we get a set of TTF files.
But we need to have the webfont files, EOTs, WOFFs etc. And, hey, FontSquirrel offers a big button where you can make these.
You hit the button, you say yes to "is this legal" (cos it seems to be, see above), you reupload the TTF you just got from FontSquirrel and pretty soon down come those webfont files.
All this is fine, and my question is going to sound lazy, and I don't mean it to.
But why don't FontSquirrel just hold the webfont files as well and why don't they just give the whole lot to you when you first download? Or at least offer them - I get that there are print designers etc who don't need webfonts.
Is the reason anything to do with the legality or otherwise of us now proceeding to deploy those fonts on a commercial website?
NB in this question the asker has obtained a copy of a commercial font from somewhere else and has tried to use it with FontSquirrel's generator. Informative and helpful answer. But in my case I've obtained the font from FontSquirrel themselves, so different question I think.