Meeting with Polderland 5.6.2007


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • currently looking into bug with test system with/without user dictionary
    • still not completed yet
  • Adobe: developing for CS3 - work continues.
    • Both Windows and Mac version compile
    • InDesign CS3 debug installed
    • Solving configuration issues, expect to be able to *really* compile this week (and then encounter the real bugs)
  • testing Divvun installer for Mac: succeeded for Win + Mac OS 10.3/10.4
  • ŋ and ñ exist, but ń must be added - try to complete this week
  • bug 402: tokenization issue, buried deep in code, fix available before final version
  • bug 409: not repro

Test string is: nuvviD, even nuvviDpeople


  • the beta was released - a big success if the feedback so far is any indication
  • some issues discovered after the release, but that was expected. Nothing really serious, but there are installation problems on some configurations; we are still investigating it
  • CS3 seems to be installed, or is on the way to being installed in at least the biggest printing houses, but I still need to check some of the other publishers

Issue with ń

ŋ vs ñ and ń in smj. Example: maŋŋel (correct) vs the common misspellings maññel / mańńel.

  • maññel - ok, the whole word is underlined, and corrected to maŋŋel
  • mańńel - ń is not recognised as part of the word, only el is underlined - ń is Hex 0144, dec. 324.

Next meeting

Next week (12.6) at the usual time.


  • check inconsistent speller behaviour depending on the existence of userdict or not PLD
  • PLD continue to create hyphenator for Adobe InDesign CS3
  • PLD try to find proper compiler version for Adobe Indesign CS2. Looks bad.
    • old version does not work, user group + Adobe confirms it no longer sold
    • check with Sámi publishing houses whether support for CS2 is still needed ( Divvun)
      • partially done, needs more checking
  • PLD send quotation for linux version mklex / PSC speller / test program (+ sources) / interface description
    • have reminded mkt+sales, will do again
  • include ń as character in words (PLD), send updated binaries