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I don't make text fonts. Almost all of my work is POP displays, signs, banners, t-shirts, and posters. The fonts I build are exclusively for these media. To this end, I've never hinted a font. But, Fontlab has auto hinting, which I've never really considered turning off (best to leave sleeping dogs lyso to speak.) Is there any underlying problems with killing the auto hinting and go hintless? The hints are not generally a problem. But, it can be a little distracting to work on a layout with the client looking on and your font looks funky on screen. They also turn crazy if embedded in pdfs. Converting to paths solves the problem, but that can get annoying. So, to hint or not to hint?