I’m coming from a place of some ignorance here, so please humor the inquiry.
What authoring systems are favored by various non-English IF communities?
I know that Inform has numerous language extensions, but that can’t always be ideal as the software was originally written with English in mind; I would suspect there are some peculiarities to its underlying structure due to the vagaries of English grammar that may be difficult to correct/address with an extension.
Are there any commonly used authoring systems used by these other communities beyond those well-known in the English sphere (Inform, Twine, TADS, ZIL, Adventuron, Dialog, etc.)? I would imagine there must be with decades of divergent evolution.
Finally, which languages have a currently extant IF community? I know IF communities in French, Spanish, and German are alive and well, but are there any other, maybe less well-known IF communities writing and playing in other languages? Is there a Portuguese IF community? What about Mandarin or Arabic? Russian? Hindi? Do these communities have an IF home online like our Intfiction.org, or ifMUD?
Thanks again for humoring me,