Thanks for the clarification. I rather thought that the Fan Site thing would not be helpful as it's more meant to let folks making fan sites out of game have some artwork consistent with the Bliz look and feel.
By the way, I was by no means suggesting any deliberate circumvention, merely wondering if the licensing / distribution arrangement allowed for any use relevant to the current discussion. (not that I think you were suggesting I said that, but just clarifying in general)
Question... what about the Blizzard Fan site kit? My guess is that those fonts would be allowed in addons. Then again, my guess is that those fonts are already in game, and the authors who choose other fonts are doing so due to readability / scalability / compactness?
When I make web applications, I try to stick to the very short list of fonts that most everyone will have... for compatibility reasons. I bet most of us have used the old "<font face='helvetica, arial, sans-serif'>" many, many times.
Of course, I'm a programmer, NOT a very good visual designer, and stick to the minimum interface I can manage. Heck, my preferred font is Courier New. (which I've never distributed anywhere, but bet that I could find the moral equivalent somewhere in WoW.)