Meeting with Polderland 12.2.2008


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • InDesign + custom dictionary dropped; some issues remaining
  • working on hyphenation bugs 468, 548, 549, 625, 630, 633, 636,
    • sent list of remarks n some bugs, working on others
    • InDesign-specific problem with word ending in hyphen (rejected/suggested): not caused by speller; proper codes & string lengths are returned, and English speller behaves in exactly the same way => InDesign application issue
  • waiting for Mac Office 2008, no proper response yet (Mac contact has left MS Ireland, waiting for replacement)


  • the released InDesign proofing tools are now being used by the new Sámi newspaper - no more spelling errors that we are able to detect!
  • bug fixes
  • Office 2008 has Norwegian localisation => most likely Norwegian folder names as well (which means an updated installer); potentially other new localisations as well => PLD needs Norwegian version, then. Swedish? Finnish? I don't know - if they have done it in the proper MacOS X way, all localisations should be included in the same installation. But the MS way is to only provide a single locale. But for sure there is a Swedish localized version (even 2004 was/is available in Swedish).

Bug status


Div Pld Description
468 xxx mid-syllable hyphenation, Márkomeanu
625 | xxx word+footnote

To be solved/investigated by Divvun

Div Pld Description
621 xxx other hyphenator bugs. PB: not as much incorrect as well as weird-looking.
548 xxx mid-syllable hyphenation - duostan
 633 xxx double hyphenation in compounds -> feature of the command line hyphenator; Koskivuori-plánenreaiddut still not hyphenated correctly
636 xxx Hyphen in front of final consonant

Under investigation by Polderland

Div Pld Description
 549 xxx missing hyphens at word boundaries - noaiderumbbuid (accepted by speller)
630 xxx Word (prefix) with hyphen is rejected - and suggested
645 xxx borgguhan-gihppagis gets the hyphen on the next line
652 xxx UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions: VARI -> no sugg, vARI -> VÁRI as sugg

Priority list

  1. bug fixes: 549, 630, 645, 652
  2. remaining indesign speller custom dictionary issues
  3. Proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2008 / Mac *** check locale issues
  4. InDesign proofing tools for Windows *** PENDING

Next meeting

Next week (19.2.) at 09.30 Dutch/Norwegian time - wait for E-mail Sjur.