Inform 10 issue: lack of styles?

The only serious issue I currently found is that the styles, bold and italic, aren’t shown; below is one of the my favorite debug items, the might Scroll of Styles (I have a version for every IF language with font styles support; I suspect it can be useful also in debugging 'terps.

"Lab" by "PGdE"

the lab is a room.

the scroll of styles is carried. The description of the scroll of styles is "This is the Scroll of Types, listing every type in Inform 7/10. In inform 7 work as expected, but in inform 10 don't change styles. (the fixed spacing works, tho).[paragraph break]
[bold type]Bold type.[roman type][line break]
This is the [italic type]italic type.[roman type] [line break]
then came the [fixed letter spacing]fixed letter spacing.[variable letter spacing] [line break]
That's all, folks !"
test me with " i / x scroll "

Any opinions/suggestions ? I tested the above on both git and glulxe from the gargoyle 2022.1 release, so I’m reasonably sure isn’t an 'terp issue.

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.


I’m having the same issue, all the text styling instructions just come out as style roman; in the end. I’ve filed a bug report: [I7-2085] Text styling instructions are mistranslated - Inform: The Bug Tracker (


Adrian, thanks for both confirmation and bug reporting :slight_smile:

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

The issue has been resolved. If you rebuild the compiler from the current GitHub sources, you should see text styling work properly.


Thanks, Adrian and Graham !

Now styles works as designed :slight_smile:

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

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