I checked my exported OTFs and found many glyphs missing:
Any idea why is Glyphs is leaving those out? How can I correct this?
Also there was a new glyph added, which wasn’t in the project file:
_1011 (no Unicode)
Were the glyphs missing or empty?
If empty: check for master compatibility. And do not forget about the bracket layers if you have any.
If missing: Some of these glyphs get renamed at export. I converted your list to production glyph names using the built-in system services:
Usually “Generate Glyphs” will try to build the glyphs with components. If you have am “O” and a “dieresis”, it will use them to build the “Odieresis”. Components are drawn in grey. If you don’t have the needed glyphs, it will leave them empty and show a grey dummy glyph. But if the glyphs are black in Font View, you are find.
I don’t think it is a good idea to use Lucida Grande as a basis for a new design.
If you need some inspiration, use something like http://typecooker.com or print some samples and sketch over it. And if you just need to check how a glyph is constructed, click the small arrow in the info box and it will show the glyph in UnicodeChecker, a very useful, free tool.
I don’t want to use Lucida Grande, I only need to see the grey preview of the generated unicode character it may just be easier
to print out what I see on screen then create new base glyphs for each one.