I use Glyphs Mini and I try to create a set of my custom glyphs (basically icons). Most of them are in the
Other category. I want to be able to insert them in other software using Character Viewer on macOS.
I assume I should assign them to Private Use Area (PUA). I followed steps from official Glyphs Mini handbook:
You first create them with a name according to the uniXXXX (for values between U+0000 and U+FFFF) or uXXXXX scheme (for values beyond U+10000) to set their Unicode value, and then rename them to your liking.
Once I name the glyph to
uni0003, it has unicode assigned. However, when I try to rename it “to my liking” (let’s say
myIcon), the Unicode is lost.
What am I doing wrong?