After the discussion of James’
question turned much towards hinting details, I’ll re-ask the question in a more practical and also personal way:
After Adobe’s ace move to offer its CFF rasterizer to FreeType and with it the expectation that this rasterizer gets implemented in many devices and software in the near future, would you still care to ship TTFs altogether for a general purpose print/web typeface at this point?
As far as I understand, IE8 is the last major software to not support CFF-based web fonts. Its market share is currently at 5.5% according to this chart
5.5% doesn’t qualify as negligible just yet, but that depends also on attitude. Are there any additional major software out there that I forgot that still require TTF?