Found another roadblock for new and apparently dumb users like me.
I tried following the instructions here:
I got as far as needing to use python to convert the font. The python command in the console just throws this error, even after running the Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (2.7.6)  (sig) version from the python 2.7.6 release page, located here:
'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
I’m trying to use the windows Command Prompt, in the directory I downloaded the python file to. I renamed my font to match the command’s name too. I assume this is the “console” I am supposed to be putting the command into? (I don’t use python much, being a windows user and all.)
I’m a bit lost now as to what to do in order to make a font for use with Play Canvas. The GitHub readme doesn’t say anything about what to do if I can’t use python, and the python installer for the version specified in the readme does not seem to install so we can use it like the readme says to.
And of course without a .json file I can’t make any text on the screen. Help?