Assuming everything that could be components is, and hinting is kept as lightweight as possible, are there other options for reducing the file size of a ttf? Is there any metadata that could be stripped out? Simplifying outlines?
I’ve been looking at the GLYF table (the main bulk of the weight) using TTX, and it includes quite a bit of comments (under instructions/assembly). Are these added by TTX, and removed again when converting back to TTF?
Is all the additional metadata strictly necessary?