Meeting with Polderland 1.4.2008


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • Adobe: 20 E-mails and 40 calls since end of februari. Received a new E-mail contact address + phone number yesterday, will check if it works.
  • Microsoft has agreed to supply Office 2008 for the Mac, waiting for arrival (might take some time) (... tick ... tick ...)
  • conversion of InDesign/InCpy to windows nears completion (quite a few differences with Mac version, or so I hear)


  • more bug fixes
  • first hunspell full speller (early beta quality)
  • downloaded new command-line hyphenator, but not yet tested
  • new PL speller tests today, including updated hyphenation tool

Bug status


Div Pld Description
636 xxx Hyphen in front of final consonant

To be solved/investigated by Divvun

Div Pld Description
621 xxx other hyphenator bugs. PB: not as much incorrect as well as weird-looking.
652 xxx UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions: VARI -> no sugg, vARI -> VÁRI as sugg; consequence of the sugg. mechanism, unresolvable

Under investigation by Polderland

Div Pld Description
 549 xxx missing hyphens at word boundaries - noaiderumbbuid (accepted by speller) - solved in command-line tool, updates to Office and InDesign not yet delivered
630 xxx Word (prefix) with hyphen is rejected - and suggested
645 xxx borgguhan-gihppagis gets the hyphen on the next line - SOLVED; update not delivered
656 xxx User word list "gets full" (as reported by users): repro only if millions of words are added, but related to memory. Word gets very slow if the list goes over 100 000 words or so. This is in Office 11 (2003). In Office 12 (2007) the user dictionary is managed entirely by Word. -> feedback from users on version, tests for office 2007 by Polderland.

Priority list

  1. check status of bug 630
  2. add version flag/version info to cmd line speller
  3. drop final/present versions of all DLLs and tools
  4. remaining indesign speller custom dictionary issue (Adobe help activated)
  5. Proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2008 / Mac *** check locale issues
  6. Check possible size of custom dictionary in office 2007/windows
  7. InDesign proofing tools for Windows *** PENDING

Next meeting

Next week (8.4.) at 9.30 Dutch/Norwegian time.