I need to design a couple of fonts to supplement the archaic package. What is the most appropriate current tool to use? Is METAPOST/METAFONT still an option? I am neither a Bezier curve artist not a graphic designer, so anything that I can use programmatically is preferred.
FontForge is said to be state-of-the-art.
If you are interested programmability, then you should try MetaType1 which is Metafont-like Metapost-based system for building Type1 fonts, developed and used by GUST font team.