Bitmap fonts

Ok I added a plane, mapped it with a texture with a alphabet texture with @ as the first sign.I mapped it so that only the @ was visible when viewing textures alt+Z.Then I set mapping modes tex, text and alpha.Then I assigned
a String property named “Text” And typed “Hi!” as the value and it displays only three @ signs. Please help me.

WinXp sp2
blender 2.36.

While in face select mode go to the edit buttons (F9).
Go to the ‘texture face’ tab and find the button that says ‘Text’.
Press this to activate texture text in the game engine.

Tried again and it worked. :o