Meeting with Polderland 3.1.2007


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


  • since last time
  • questions and answers

Since last time


  • not much progress since last video conference, mainly due to holidays
  • no response from MS on language codes for Mac yet
  • windows (2004, 2007) versions of spellers almost ready to be shipped
  • mklex: works when all groups of words that start with same character are < 2 GB, have to find work-around for hyphen and e


Not much has happened here either, due to the holidays.

Alpha version

The bug was not an issue in the end - it was an error in the installation process (the old speller files weren't deleted).

Possible issues

The big lexicon file (25+ Gb) contains large portions of words starting with:

  • - (hyphen; 0x2d) (3 Gb)
  • e (0x65; 8 Gb)

Next meeting

Next Tuesday (9.1.) at the usual time.


  • send Windows speller for Office 11 (2003) / Office 12 (2007)
  • make complete PLX data set (Tomi)
  • get language codes to work with Mac Office 2004 (and check MacOffice 2007) ( Polderland)
  • deliver mklex + hyphen script
  • try to find proper compiler version for Adobe Indesign (old version will probably do)
  • try to get an answer to the language codes in MS Office for Mac question from other sources (Sjur)
  • investigate the initial "e" group of words (8 Gb)