Here’s a handy tool for your bitmap font creation needs, GameFontMaker:
… So, I present to you what I think may be the first native Cocoa bitmap font creation tool for games, GameFontMaker!
At least, I think it is… Maybe… I didn’t do a lot of research, but I have seen a lot of fellow iOS devs wishing something like this existed for OS X, as the only other alternative runs under Windows.
Even if it isn’t, I was getting sick and tired of my really awful bitmap font creation tool that used FTGL, SDL and duct tape and generally produced hideous bitmaps without a lot of fudging of numbers. This is much, much better than that.
Yep, it’s pretty basic so far, but it does the trick of stamping out any installed font into a .png and providing a descriptive xml file with glyph attributes, so hey that’s a start!
Project home page is here for latest build and now GPL’d source!