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Icon sizes and their bounds

I used to work on my own icon sets a lot, but have recently purhcased a figma component library for work. It helps a lot and it’s nice to have such a big variety of icons right off the bat. But…

When I made my own icons, I always made them so that either the icon height or width (or both) reaches 24px. However, the icons from this ready library seem to work in another way - The icon bounds are 24px, but the icon itself seems to be around 20px (image attached). What is the reason for this, can someone enlighten me? I’m kind of having a hard time setting padding for icons because of this.

Is this a common practice or is the library being weird? :sweat_smile: thanks for any answers!

Screenshot 2021-11-17 at 17.00.41