Legal issues with respect to fonts and glyphs

Different regions of the world have different laws and regulations when it comes to font related copyrights. The comp.fonts FAQ discusses the various copyright issues related to fonts. It is a tricky issue, with different countries in the world having different kind of copyright laws applying to fonts, and anyone planning on developing fonts should make sure that s/he is aware of the relevant laws of his/her country before embarking on the job.