Custom Library Messages
version 28/100614 by David Fisher
Section: Known Bugs And Limitations
The rules for contents listing ("providing light", "which is open", etc)
have not been replaced. It should be possible to modify these messages
via the appropriate rule books.
Contents listing for past tense has a more difficult problem; the "is/are" in things
like "On the table is a key" and "In the box are a cat and a dog" is difficult to change
to "was/were" without replacing several core Inform 6 routines (which is possible, but
slightly risky). If the game stays in past tense for the whole time, here is a way to
fix this problem manually:
Edit the file "Inform 7/Library/Natural/English.h" with a normal text editor, and
search for "IS__TX" (about line 365). There are several quoted strings containing
"is" and "are". Change these to "was" and "were". Note that this will need to be
repeated each time you update your version of Inform 7.
Bug reports and suggestions may be sent to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
(with a meaningful subject line, such as "[I7 library messages] ...") or posted
to the "rec.arts.int-fiction" newsgroup.