Ttfautohint is a program that has found the funding needed to go the extra mile. It provides a 99% automated hinting process for web fonts, acting as a platform for finely hand-tuned hinting. This is important to make sure that the characters of a font scale and are usable on many platforms.
What makes it so cool is that when the new functionality is available, it will become even easier to create fonts. Now consider what crazy fonts will look like in the Malayalam or the Tamil script..