I am mapping out custom icon font in the private character space and assigning specific unicode values. There is a bug in the Glyphs that basically completely wipes out all of the values (the whole column is gone) whenever the file is saved (explicitly or autosaved) or duplicated.
Since I need to save my work periodically I have no choice to keep the app running for as long as I can without rebooting because if I do reboot, all of the work will be gone once I reopen the file.
I am on Mac OS X 10.7.4, Macbook Pro (latest), 16GB RAM.
Be careful. To be compatible with some environments, it’s a good idea to stick to the standard naming scheme for the Private Use Area (PUA), e.g. uniE000 etc. For instance, OS X prior to Leopard (10.5) will ignore the set Unicode and reconstruct it based on the glyph name. Some PDF implementations do something similar.
Thank you for the tip. I am hoping that since the font will be used only to display icons on the web and nothing else, I won’t run into those issues (hopefully). Either way, I highly appreciate the tip!
I am inputting unicode values F001 - F0086 so far, font works a dream. The issue is every time I close the glyphs application it wipes all unicode values from the column, so i have to manually retype them again when i need to export the font. I have the ‘Dont use nice names’ checked.
Very frustrating as I am approaching 100 characters. Any ideas?
Just to clarify I am using the full Glyphs.
I opted to check ‘don’t use nice names’, then with the suffix I had to use a hyphen instead of a period to separate the unicode from the suffix eg uniF001-search, this then allowed me to manually input the unicode value and it now keeps the unicode value when the file is closed and reopened.