The WEST command
Typing WEST means GO WEST or WALK WEST. That is, direct the player character westward from their current location. Assuming there's an exit in that direction and nothing is blocking or hindering the character, the PC will travel west to an adjacent location.
West in other languages
1 Esperanto's words for west and east are okcidento and oriento, which means it's problematic to use o as an abbreviation for either of them. One might then decide on ok and or respectively, but ok isn't ideal because that's the Esperanto word for "eight". One might borrow the English w for west, but it's also not ideal since Esperanto's alphabet doesn't include the letter W. There aren't enough Esperanto IF games to see any clear concensus. Still, typing either w or ok has to be better than typing in okcidenten.
Directions like WEST tend to be implemented both as room properties and as objects in their own right. The WEST command, however, tends to be parsed or reinterpreted as a GO command acting on the west object.
|Code Compare: West|
|ADRIFT 4:||Move West to Bedroom|
|Inform 6:||The w_to property and w_obj object|
|Inform 7:||The west direction|
|TADS 3:||The west link property, the westDirection object,|
and the defaultWestWall object