This is either something TADS 3 introduces and it’s odd for me because I’ve played only TADS 2 games before, or something that absolutely everyone overrides and I’m too stupid to realize how.
I have a couple of bones to pick with the way the text is displayed:
First, it’s the presence of /u2002 (double spaces) after periods. To be honest, this is only really clearly visible in Plain Text mode, but I still hate this. The double space after periods looks silly. No games I’ve played look like this, although, again, I’ve mostly played TADS 2 games. Is there any way to globally force the formatting to display a common one-space after periods or do I have to paste \u2005 after every bloody period in the game’s text?
Second is line spacing: The way the formatting spaces certain lines irk me. For instance, take this image (Look at the text ater the "look" command)
. From a graphical organization standpoint, I think it would be better if there were only a regular single space between the Desc and specialDesc lines. I’m okay with everything else, such as atmospheric messages or NPC actions, being spaced down more, but the text displayed by Desc and specialDesc feels better when it’s clumped together, not in the same paragraph, but at least in the same “block” of text. Here’s a sample of what I mean.
Finally, I wonder if there’s some way to automatically add a simple \t indentation in front of every Desc and specialDesc. I could, of course, start every single one of these lines with \t (This is how I did it in the sample images above), but I was wondering if there was a way to do this for every Desc and specialDesc at once. There is simply no case where I WOULDN'T want this to be so.