Meeting with Polderland 21.4.2008


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • Adobe: solved. Solution uses non-public part of API which has now become public (change in SDK).
  • Microsoft has agreed to supply Office 2008 for the Mac, waiting for arrival (might take some time) (... tick ... tick ... tick ... tick ...) (status asked, no answer yet) (... tick ...)
  • basic version of InDesign/InCopy on windows runs, cleaning up before send
  • bug 676: triple hyphen in lexicon (cf 630), will not be solved
  • Drop: all versions dropped together with repaired Mac InDesign custom dictionary fix.
  • hyphenation issue in bug 679: the inserted hyphen is at a position where a soft-hyphen is already in the word. No special treatment, insert is effectively ignored. Hyphenation is correct but not optimal: end user wants to override hyphenation position proposed by InDesign, but can't. => check complexity of doing that


Should have a look at the maintenance and support issues, contract-wise. Also ask for more user feedback regarding bug 656: OS version, Office version, size of user dictionary, etc.

  • discussed contract-issues with the boss, will take it through the project board
  • (still) more bug fixes, lexical fine-tuning, work on hunspell (not Polderland-related)
  • request for more info on bug 656 forwarded (could be memory-related)

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.
630 xxx Word (prefix) with hyphen is rejected - and suggested
652 xxx UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions: VARI -> no sugg, vARI -> VÁRI as sugg; consequence of the sugg. mechanism, unresolvable
676 xxx guovttenuppelot--Čoarvvegiin - both rejected and suggested

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
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. -> request forwarded

PLD Priority list

  1. drop final/present versions of all DLLs and tools
  2. InDesign proofing tools for Windows *** PENDING
  3. Proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2008 / Mac *** check locale issues

Next meeting

Next week (29.4.) at 09.30 Dutch/Norwegian time, unless notified otherwise.