Bitmap fonts in unity 5

Hi, i would like to import a (fixed-width) bitmap font (i.e. a spritesheet of characters) in a way that is compatible with Unity 4.6+ new GUI canvas.

Manually creating “custom fonts” seems like really painful, there is surely a better way to acheive that?

Check plugin CJFinc: Bitmap Font Tools
It allows to import any bitmap font in minutes.
At tutorial I described example using free online library littera