I am a Figma designer who is considering the possibility of using Sketch for some of my personal projects. While playing around with creating a new portfolio in Sketch, I noticed some differences in the way Sketch and Figma handle type. In order to share my findings, I created a video, which you can view here.
In Figma, I am accustomed to setting the line height for each type style, and the type automatically aligns itself in the middle of the container, leaving a bit of space underneath. However, when I attempt to do the same thing in Sketch, the container appears to be cut at the baseline of the characters, and the only way to achieve the same alignment as in Figma is to set the container width and height to fixed. This solution is not ideal, as it means that I have to manually adjust the size of the container each time.
If anyone can provide an explanation of what is happening here, or educate me a bit more about type, I would greatly appreciate it!