Can you recommend any font editing software?

can you help please?

for ages i've been looking for a programme that will allow me to create fonts. i really need your help, if you can recommend any please let me know.

obviously i can break type and play with it in illustrator, but if i want to create a working typeface what should i be using? any type pros out there? anyone?

i'll offer bribes and treats for any help. thanks.