Meeting with Polderland 18.12.2007


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • inDesign spellers work except for custom dictionaries (FN)
  • bug 602 and 605: North Sami Sweden + Finland not recognized: error in speller (and speller part of hyphenator): alternative language codes installed and passed by office correctly, but incorrectly handled inside speller - fixed (can be dropped immediately).
  • bug 607: yet another suggestion-recognition mismatch. Has to do with compounds with first part all uppercase, second part all lowercase. Not trivial, will not be fixed this week.

Next drops:

  • hyphenator for InDesign
  • speller for InDesign. Deadline: before merger of Sami newspapers (-> daily) 3 weeks of testing required -> drop: ultimately 1st week of januari


  • released version 1.0!
  • found and reported two installation bugs (602+605)
  • also found some linguistic bugs
  • plan a 1.0.1 release this week
  • received a working InDesign hyphenator, used in the demo at the release

Bug status


Div Pld Description
461 448 Spelling errors with editing distance 1 => most phon-rules now removed, now down to 56.
576 xxx Speller does not accept the correct string, but do suggest the same as input. Possibly has to be reopened, pending more information from Audun
585 xxx northsami (Sweden and Finland) triggers lulesami (Office 12)
602 xxx North Sami speller (Sweden and Finland) do not work - fixed, will be dropped today
605 xxx North Sami hyphenator (Sweden and Finland) do not work - fixed, will be dropped today
xxx yyy Hyphenator bugs

To be solved by Divvun

Div Pld Description
564 xxx Win installer asking for non-existing disk

Under investigation by Polderland

Div Pld Description
607 xxx acro-compounds without hyphen - suggestion rejected

Priority list

  1. drop windows speller/hyphenator with bug 602 and 605 fixed
  2. indesign speller (drop without custom dictionary first, with immediately when available)


  • December 18: bug 602 + 605 fix
  • January 4: Indesign Speller + 607 fix

Next meeting

Wednesday in 2 weeks (2.1.) at 09.30 Dutch/Norwegian time.