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Figma alignment confusion

Let’s assume I design a button. I take a rectangle and a text layer, then I align the text horizontally and vertically to the center of the rectangle.

Now let’s assume I drag this button to a different place upon the artboard, and later on checking again that the text is centered inside the rectangle.

Sometimes, I’d find out that the text “was not aligned”, and that the alignment buttons actually push the text to a “different center” inside the rectangle.

Why is that? Is the software lying to me? Is it a bug that no one have noticed yet?

Can you show some examples?

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