Meeting with Polderland 20.5.2008


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


Not much progress this week. Boss has asked us (overruled us, actually) to spend work on other tasks first. Will discuss order of work with him tomorrow.

  • 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 ... tick ... tick ... tick ...) We can do most of the work anyway, final test WITH office would be nice
  • basic version of InDesign/InCopy on windows runs, cleaning up before send
  • 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


  • downloaded and installed all drops from Polderland
  • compiled and distributed internally a new speller version
  • other non-PL-speller related work last week

Bug status


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 -> delivered
645 xxx borgguhan-gihppagis gets the hyphen on the next line - SOLVED; update not delivered -> delivered

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
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, but do not give problems either with big dictionaries. -> feedback from users on version. -> request forwarded -> Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 SP2, Word 2003, RAM unknown, potentially problem with the word "IEŠGUĐETLÁDJE". The user is using one of our public betas, not the latest release. We will ask her to upgrade, and see if that helps. -> Nothing new, we will remind her.

PLD Priority list

  1. Proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2008 / Mac *** check locale issues
  2. InDesign proofing tools for Windows *** PENDING

Next meeting

Next week (27.5.) at 09.30 Dutch/Norwegian time.