I’m confused. Components do respond to movement of the base glyph. And in testing I’m not seeing a difference in responses to moved sources whether auto alignment is enabled or not.
As an example, if I make a /schwa from a rotated /e component,
- If I raise the e contour, the schwa lowers.
- If I raise the e glyph via Transformation filter, the schwa lowers.
- If I select both e and schwa in text mode and apply the raise Transformation filter, the schwa lowers.
- if I select the schwa alone and apply the raise Transformation filter, it rises.
All of these happen whether auto-align is enabled or not.
My expectations/preferences would be that (perhaps if auto-align is disabled) for #2 the schwa would either rise or remain unchanged, and for #3 both would rise together.