Meeting with Polderland 21.6.2007


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


  • Since last time
  • Possible issues
  • Next meeting
  • Todo items for the next meeting

Since last time


  • currently looking into bug with test system with/without user dictionary
    • still not completed yet
  • Adobe: developing for CS3 - work continues.
    • getting along fine
  • evaluating price for InDesign speller
  • ŋ and ñ exist, but ń must be added - try to complete this week
    • work finished
  • bug 402: tokenization issue, buried deep in code, fix available before final version

Test string is: nuvviD, even nuvviDpeople


  • CS3 seems to be installed, or is on the way to being installed in at least the biggest printing houses, but I still need to check some of the other publishers
    • still some more to check, but it seems CS3 will be a safe lower end supported
  • demonstrated for the SD board
  • planning linguistic update towards the end of this week, or next week


  • suggestions for generated compounds
    • send examples
    • penalty levels can be set at the of the phonetic rules file - Peter will send some examples and documentation
  • compounding limit - now 2 elements, should be higher
    • Peter will change it to 5 - otherwise identical to the newest speller.
  • windows installer should autostart
  • case correction:
    • MáRKANSLUSKA => MÁRKANSLUSKA, suggests: Márkanšiljuska and other words with only initial capital.
    • SáMI => SÁMI, suggests: Sámi
      • Peter will look into possible settings to adjust this
  • full stop at end of word - command line speller
    • will check this and get back wrt tokenization diffs with Word
  • hyphenation lexicon update - the dic file
  • missing correct suggestion on simple spelling errors (substitute one char):
    • dagazii => dagašii, but it gives instead:
      • hágažii
      • dagaža
      • hágážii
      • dáhkážii
      • dágaža
      • hágažiid
      • hágažiid-
      • háhkažii
    • all corrections above are more complex operations (editing distance 2 and above)

Next meeting

Next week (26.6) at the usual time.


  • check inconsistent speller behaviour depending on the existence of userdict or not PLD
    • Peter has started to look at this
  • PLD continue to create hyphenator for Adobe InDesign CS3
  • PLD try to find proper compiler version for Adobe Indesign CS2. Looks bad.
    • old version does not work, user group + Adobe confirms it no longer sold
    • check with Sámi publishing houses whether support for CS2 is still needed ( Divvun)
  • include ń as character in words (PLD), send updated binaries
    • done, sent
  • speller in InDesign/InCopy option (PLD)