Edit View is empty (no metrics shown) after adding a glyph

Hi, I’m trying to create an icon font from an existing webfont (Material Design Icons).

  1. Create a new font
  2. Open the MDI webfont and copy/paste the icons into my newly created font.

… I can copy/paste or duplicate an existing glyph and edit it but when I add a glyph and try to edit it, the EditView is empty (without metrics) and I’m not able to set any metrics or draw in it. Am I doing something wrong?

Can you post a screenshot of the full edit view? And from the master settings?

… sorry but i was only allowed to upload 1 screenshot at a time.

What happens when you save, close and re-open the file. And then double click the new glyph in font view?

Just tested:

  1. Saved and closed only that font file and reopened it.
    → still same

  2. Saved and closed the Glyphs App and reopened it.
    → still same

by the way, my Glyphs version: 3.2 (3192)

Can you send me the .glyphs file?

daaaamn, it says new users are not allowed to upload attachments

Can you send me the .glyphs file to support (at) (this website without ‘www’ or ‘forum’). I will have a look.

Did you make sure View > Show Metrics (Cmd-Shift-M) is on?

Hi mekkablue,

Yes, Show Metrics is enabled. I also toggled it to make sure.

I just sent you an email with the glyphs file attached.

Just in case you need it. That’s the link to the original
Material Design Icons font I’m using: GitHub - Templarian/MaterialDesign-Webfont: @mdi/font Dist for Material Design Icons.

Thanks for the file. It seems that the file uses all over plane PUA codes. Glyphs uses those for unencoded glyphs internally. That was sufficient until now. I switched to use the upper plane PUA codes. That has much more room.

For now, can you either assign a unicode to your glyphs, or remove some of the original glyphs?

Hi Georg, thanks for your reply.

I’m embedding the font in my app and access the glyphs by their unicode.
Unfortunately some programming languages allow only access to the lower PUA range (0xE000 - 0xF8FF) … at least I didn’t find any other way.

But how is this related to being not able to edit a glyph?

I’m not 100% sure but I think in earlier Versions of Glyph I added glyphs manually (not by copy/paste or duplicate).

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But how is this related to being not able to edit a glyph?

Glyphs uses the same PUA codes internally for unencoded glyphs. But as all PUA code are take in that font it can find one and so it can address the glyph in the edit view.