Icons for align bottom and align baseline are looking too similar

• Sep 12, 2018 - 16:34
Reported version
P2 - Medium
Graphical (UI)
S4 - Minor

Here are pictures of text added to a frame with each of the text locations relative to center line indicated in the inspector:

text 1.PNG
text 2.PNG
text 3.PNG
text 4.PNG

In the third picture the icon on the button does not seem to indicate what is happening with the text. Either the icon is wrong (it looks the same as the fourth button) or the text location is wrong. The popup help for the button does indicate that it's different. The result of pressing the third button is different than when you use staff text. Using staff text from left to right, you get a stair-step patter of the text. I just noticed this is the same as in version 2.3.2. so it does not seem to be a regression, but wrong.


An icon is missing to distinguish between case 3 and 4. I also have no good idea how it should look like.
The text alignment itself is ok and how it was intended.

We may need a character different from "A" to show the difference, namely a character that does go below baseline, like "g", "j", "p", "q" "y" or maybe "Q"?

For those Icons: how about all icons have all lines, top, center, base line and bottom, but (the chosen) one in a different color or thickness?
And having more than just one character, one with (see above) and one without a descender (?)

BTW: why has it changed from "a" in 2.x to "A" in 3.0?