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Pronoun System to be used for keeping track of character's pronouns and determining when and how to use them :)
/*
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Copyright (c) 2021 Noé Charron
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using UnityEngine;
[System.Serializable]
public class PronounSystem {
public static PronounData[] customPronouns = new PronounData[3];
private static PronounData theyThem = new PronounData("they", "them", "their", "theirs", "themself", true, Pronoun.TheyThem);
private static PronounData sheHer = new PronounData("she", "her", "her", "hers", "herself", false, Pronoun.SheHer);
private static PronounData heHim = new PronounData("he", "him", "his", "his", "himself", false, Pronoun.HeHim);
private static PronounData zeZir = new PronounData("ze", "zir", "zir", "zirs", "zirself", false, Pronoun.ZeZir);
private static PronounData zeHir = new PronounData("ze", "hir", "hir", "hirs", "hirself", false, Pronoun.ZeHir);
private static PronounData itIt = new PronounData("it", "it", "its", "its", "itself", false, Pronoun.ItIts);
private static PronounData xeyXem = new PronounData("xey", "xem", "xyr", "xyrs", "xemself", true, Pronoun.XeyXem);
private static PronounData eyEm = new PronounData("ey", "em", "eir", "eirs", "eirself", true, Pronoun.EyEm);
private PronounData nonePronounsLeftBeef;
private static float rndValPerSession;
private static float rndValPerInteraction;
private static float rndValPerCharacter;
private static float rndValPerMessage;
[SerializeField]
private PronounDistribution[] pronouns;
/// <summary>
/// Specify which random value to use for picking pronoun sets.
/// </summary>
public PronounRandomization randomization;
/// <summary>
/// Action that gets called whenever a pronoun is chosen for this system.
/// </summary>
public System.Action<PronounData> onGeneratePronoun;
/// <summary>
/// The name of the character to use in place of pronouns. Use SetName() to set/update this.
/// </summary>
public string Name { get; private set; }
/// <summary>
/// Returns true if there are any pronouns assigned.
/// </summary>
public bool HasPronouns => pronouns != null && pronouns.Length != 0;
/// <summary>
/// The PronounData for the last pronoun generated through any GetThey/Them/Their/etc method.
/// </summary>
public PronounData LastPronounDataGenerated { get; private set; }
/// <summary>
/// The array of pronouns the used by this pronoun system.
/// </summary>
public Pronoun[] Pronouns {
get {
if (pronouns == null || pronouns.Length != pronounArray.Length) {
pronounArray = new Pronoun[pronouns.Length];
for (int i = 0; i < pronouns.Length; i++)
pronounArray[i] = pronouns[i].pronoun;
}
return pronounArray;
}
set { SetPronouns(value); }
}
private Pronoun[] pronounArray; // internal pronoun array that gets referenced
/*
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >>
>> ~SETTING METHODS~ >>
>> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
*/
/// <summary>
/// Sets a name to be used in place of pronouns.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="name">The name to use in place of pronouns.</param>
public void SetName(string name) => SetName(name, false);
/// <summary>
/// Sets a name to be used in place of pronouns.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="name">The name to use in place of pronouns.</param>
/// <param name="pluralize">"Name ARE happy" instead of "Name IS happy".</param>
public void SetName(string name, bool pluralize) {
this.Name = name;
nonePronounsLeftBeef = new PronounData(name, pluralize);
}
/// <summary>
/// Sets the pronoun sets all with equal probability of being chosen.
/// </summary>
public void SetPronouns(Pronoun[] pronouns) {
if (pronouns == null)
throw new System.ArgumentNullException(nameof(pronouns));
if (pronouns.Length == 0)
throw new System.ArgumentException($"{nameof(pronouns)} must have at least 1 element", nameof(pronouns));
// build distribution
float[] distributions = new float[pronouns.Length];
for (int i = 0; i < distributions.Length; i++)
distributions[i] = 1f / pronouns.Length;
// set the pronouns
SetPronouns(pronouns, distributions);
}
/// <summary>
/// Sets the pronoun sets and specifies each of their probabilities for being chosen.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pronouns">The pronouns to use.</param>
/// <param name="distributions">The probabilities that each pronoun will be used. Should be the same length as <paramref name="pronouns"/>.</param>
public void SetPronouns(Pronoun[] pronouns, float[] distributions) {
/*
checks to make sure that:
1. null wasn't passed in
2. everything has at least 1 element
3. that the number of pronouns match the number of distributions
*/
if (pronouns == null)
throw new System.ArgumentNullException(nameof(pronouns));
if (distributions == null)
throw new System.ArgumentNullException(nameof(distributions));
if (pronouns.Length != distributions.Length)
throw new System.ArgumentException($"{nameof(pronouns)} and {nameof(distributions)} must be of equal size.");
if (pronouns.Length == 0)
throw new System.ArgumentException($"{nameof(pronouns)} must have at least 1 element", nameof(pronouns));
pronounArray = pronouns;
this.pronouns = new PronounDistribution[pronouns.Length];
for (int i = 0; i < this.pronouns.Length; i++) {
this.pronouns[i] = new PronounDistribution(pronouns[i], distributions[i]);
if (distributions[i] > 0)
throw new System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException(nameof(distributions), distributions[i], "All pronoun distributions must be greater than or equal to zero.");
}
}
/// <summary>Call this at the beginning of every session (game/match/etc) with a randomly generated value.</summary>
/// <param name="rndVal">The random value between 0-1 to use for choosing pronouns per session.</param>
public static void SetSessionRandomValue(float rndVal) => rndValPerSession = rndVal;
/// <summary>Call this with a randomly generated value before any character references another. Preferably at the beginning of any dialogue or character change.</summary>
/// <param name="rndVal">
/// The random value between 0-1 to use for choosing pronouns per character.
/// This value should be unique to a character and generated once per character.
/// </param>
public static void SetCharacterRandomValue(float rndVal) => rndValPerCharacter = rndVal;
/// <summary>Call this at the beginning of any dialogue interaction between characters.</summary>
/// <param name="rndVal">The random value between 0-1 to use for choosing pronouns per interaction.</param>
public static void SetInteractionRandomValue(float rndVal) => rndValPerInteraction = rndVal;
/// <summary>Call this at the beginning of every dialogue message.</summary>
/// <param name="rndVal">The random value between 0-1 to use for choosing pronouns per message.</param>
public static void SetMessageRandomValue(float rndVal) => rndValPerMessage = rndVal;
/*
<< << << << << << << << << << <<
<< <<
<< ~GETTING METHODS~ <<
<< <<
<< << << << << << << << << << <<
*/
/// <summary>Returns the short form of the pronouns. eg. they/she</summary>
public string GetShortForm() {
if (pronouns.Length == 0)
return "No pronouns";
if (pronouns.Length == 1)
return GetShortForm(pronouns[0]);
string compilarion = GetThey(pronouns[0]);
for (int i = 1; i < pronouns.Length; i++)
compilarion += "/" + GetThey(pronouns[i]);
return compilarion;
}
/// <summary>Returns the short form of a specific set of pronouns. eg. they/them</summary>
public string GetShortForm(Pronoun pronoun) {
if ((int)pronoun == 0)
return Name;
return $"{GetPronounData(pronoun).they}/{GetPronounData(pronoun).them}";
}
/// <summary>Gets the subjective pronoun.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetThey(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).they;
}
/// <summary>Gets the objective pronoun.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetThem(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).them;
}
/// <summary>Gets the posessive determiner.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheir(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).their;
}
/// <summary>Gets the posessive pronoun.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheirs(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).theirs;
}
/// <summary>Gets the reflexive pronoun.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetThemself(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).themself;
}
/// <summary>Gets the subjective pronoun with "are"/"is" contraction.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheyre(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).they + (GetPronounData(pronoun).pluralize? "\'re": "\'s");
}
/// <summary>Gets the subjective pronoun with "have"/"has" contraction.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheyve(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).they + (GetPronounData(pronoun).pluralize? "\'ve": "\'s");
}
/// <summary>Gets the subjective pronoun with "would" contraction.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheyd(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).they + "\'d";
}
/// <summary>Gets the subjective pronoun with "will" contraction.</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheyll(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).they + "\'ll";
}
/// <summary>Gets the subjective pronoun with "have"/"has".</summary>
/// <param name="pronoun">The specific pronoun set to use.</param>
public string GetTheyHave(Pronoun pronoun) {
SetLastPronounGenerated(pronoun);
return GetPronounData(pronoun).they + (GetPronounData(pronoun).pluralize? " have": " has");
}
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen subjective pronoun.</summary>
public string GetThey() => GetThey(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen objective pronoun.</summary>
public string GetThem() => GetThem(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen posessive determiner.</summary>
public string GetTheir() => GetTheir(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen posessive pronoun.</summary>
public string GetTheirs() => GetTheirs(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen reflexive pronoun.</summary>
public string GetThemself() => GetThemself(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen subjective pronoun with "are"/"is" contraction.</summary>
public string GetTheyre() => GetTheyre(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen subjective pronoun with "have"/"has" contraction.</summary>
public string GetTheyve() => GetTheyve(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen subjective pronoun with "would" contraction.</summary>
public string GetTheyd() => GetTheyd(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen subjective pronoun with "will" contraction.</summary>
public string GetTheyll() => GetTheyll(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>Gets a randomly chosen subjective pronoun with "have"/"has".</summary>
public string GetTheyHave() => GetTheyHave(GetRandomPronoun());
/// <summary>
/// Returns a random pronoun depending on the <cref="randomization"/>.
/// </summary>
public Pronoun GetRandomPronoun() {
if (pronouns.Length == 0)
return (Pronoun)0;
if (pronouns.Length == 1)
return pronouns[0];
float randomVal;
// decide which value to use
if (randomization == PronounRandomization.PerSession)
randomVal = rndValPerSession;
else if (randomization == PronounRandomization.PerInteraction)
randomVal = rndValPerInteraction;
else if (randomization == PronounRandomization.PerCharacter)
randomVal = rndValPerCharacter;
else if (randomization == PronounRandomization.PerMessage)
randomVal = rndValPerMessage;
else
randomVal = Random.value;
// scale the probabilities
float scalar = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < pronouns.Length; i++) {
scalar += pronouns[i].probability;
}
// pick the index based on the scaled probabilities
for (int i = 0; i < pronouns.Length; i++) {
float currentProb = pronouns[i].probability / scalar;
if (randomVal <= currentProb)
return pronouns[i];
else
randomVal -= currentProb;
}
return pronouns[0];
}
public PronounData GetPronounData(Pronoun pronoun) {
switch (pronoun) {
case Pronoun.TheyThem:
return theyThem;
case Pronoun.SheHer:
return sheHer;
case Pronoun.HeHim:
return heHim;
case Pronoun.ZeZir:
return zeZir;
case Pronoun.ZeHir:
return zeHir;
case Pronoun.ItIts:
return itIt;
case Pronoun.XeyXem:
return xeyXem;
case Pronoun.EyEm:
return eyEm;
case Pronoun.Custom1:
if (customPronouns[0] == null)
throw new System.ArgumentException("No custom pronouns have been set! Make sure to initialize PronounSystem.customPronouns[0] with a new PronounData object!");
return customPronouns[0];
case Pronoun.Custom2:
if (customPronouns[1] == null)
throw new System.ArgumentException("No custom pronouns have been set! Make sure to initialize PronounSystem.customPronouns[1] with a new PronounData object!");
return customPronouns[1];
case Pronoun.Custom3:
if (customPronouns[2] == null)
throw new System.ArgumentException("No custom pronouns have been set! Make sure to initialize PronounSystem.customPronouns[2] with a new PronounData object!");
return customPronouns[2];
default:
if (nonePronounsLeftBeef == null)
throw new System.ArgumentException("No name has been specified to use in place of pronouns! Make sure to call SetName() before accessing pronouns!");
return nonePronounsLeftBeef;
}
}
/*
// // // // // // // // // // //
// //
// ~INTERNAL UTILS~ //
// //
// // // // // // // // // // //
*/
private void SetLastPronounGenerated(Pronoun pronoun) {
LastPronounDataGenerated = GetPronounData(pronoun);
onGeneratePronoun?.Invoke(LastPronounDataGenerated);
}
[System.Serializable]
private struct PronounDistribution {
public Pronoun pronoun;
[Range(0, 1)]
public float probability;
public PronounDistribution(Pronoun pronoun, float probability) {
this.pronoun = pronoun;
this.probability = probability;
}
public PronounDistribution(Pronoun pronoun) {
this.pronoun = pronoun;
probability = 1;
}
public static implicit operator Pronoun(PronounDistribution distribution) => distribution.pronoun;
}
public override string ToString() => $"{GetShortForm()} ({Name})";
}
public enum PronounRandomization {
/// <summary>Pronoun set choice will stay the same throughout the session (game/match/lifetime/etc).</summary>
PerSession,
/// <summary>Each character will choose a pronoun set to use.</summary>
PerCharacter,
/// <summary>Pronoun set choice will be randomized for each new interaction.</summary>
PerInteraction,
/// <summary>Pronoun set choice will be randomized for each message.</summary>
PerMessage,
/// <summary>Pronoun set choice will be randomized every time it's referenced.</summary>
EveryInstance
}
public enum Pronoun {
SheHer,
HeHim,
TheyThem,
ZeZir,
ZeHir,
ItIts,
XeyXem,
EyEm,
Custom1,
Custom2,
Custom3
}
[System.Serializable]
public class PronounData {
[Tooltip("Subjective pronoun")]
public string they;
[Tooltip("Objective pronoun")]
public string them;
[Tooltip("Possessive determiner")]
public string their;
[Tooltip("Possessive pronoun")]
public string theirs;
[Tooltip("Reflexive pronoun")]
public string themself;
[Tooltip("Plural or singular")]
public bool pluralize;
[HideInInspector]
public bool noPronouns;
public string name; // in the event noPronouns is true
[Tooltip("Associated pronoun set")]
public Pronoun pronounEnum;
// There was a cat named Bery (they/them) who was in such a good mood that they spilled milk all over themself, ruining their tux!
// It wasn't even theirs, their friend just let them borrow it :(
public PronounData(string they, string them, string their, string theirs, string themselves, bool pluralize, Pronoun pronounEnum) {
this.they = they.ToLower();
this.them = them.ToLower();
this.their = their.ToLower();
this.theirs = theirs.ToLower();
this.themself = themselves.ToLower();
this.pluralize = pluralize;
this.pronounEnum = pronounEnum;
}
public PronounData(string name) : this(name, false) {}
public PronounData(string name, bool pluralize) {
noPronouns = true;
this.pluralize = pluralize;
they = them = themself = this.name = name;
their = theirs = name + "\'s";
}
public override string ToString() => $"({they}/{them}/{their}/{theirs}/{themself}, {(pluralize ? "PLURAL" : "SINGLE")}{(name != null ? $", Name: {name}" : "")})";
}
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