I myself have been wanting to make a bitmap font of my own stylistic preference, but I've been unable to find an application capable of completing the task.
Softy is the only program I've found that saves .FON files that can be read by Windows, but there's a problem: that whole packaging order zhichao mentioned above. For me, no matter what order I save new styles to the file, Softy always automagically reorders them Regular Italic, Regular, Bold Italic, Bold, which is wrong and causes Windows to display italic for regular, etc.
What I'd like to know is how to go about reordering the styles in the font file--Softy apparently doesn't even allow an existing style to be deleted from a file, and the listing doesn't respond to mouse dragging or anything else. zhichao seems to have succeeded where I have failed, so what might I be missing in Softy itself?
Moreover, does anyone know of an application better suited to the task of making bitmap fonts? I feel it's worth sharing that FontForge has a far more competent interface that makes creation a breeze, making it more than worth installing Cygwin to use, but it fails at actually saving a readable .FON file. While Softy can repair the damage, I still can't get it to save in order, so I'm still stuck.