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Wrong; TTF (and most other vector typeface formats) support "hinting," which provides metrics to handle glyph appearances at small sizes on low resolution displays.

The problem, however, is that hinting fonts takes extra work many designers don't bother with, and even if they did, rendering engines may ignore them due to a nasty thicket of patents related to font hinting. (Though I've read that the main ones have expired recently.)

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