Meeting with Polderland 12.3.2008


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • 1 InDesign bug remaining: removal of misspelling marking after adding word to custom dictionary. Several promising options tried, no useful results yet. Service ticket requested at Adobe, waiting for confirmation & helpline
  • Bug 670 under investigation. Repro. Debugging shows that the hyphen is recognised as syllable boundary, but the information is lost. NB: situation will not occur in Word: words containing hyphens are not passed to the hyphenator, but are auto-hyphenated at the hyphen position by Word itself.
  • Microsoft has agreed to supply Office 2008 for the Mac, waiting for arrival (might take some time)


  • more bug fixes
  • corrected the hyphenation test bench regarding double hyphens for hard hyphens in the output

Bug status

To be solved/investigated by Divvun

Div Pld Description
621 xxx other hyphenator bugs. PB: not as much incorrect as well as weird-looking.
548 xxx mid-syllable hyphenation - duostan
 633 xxx double hyphenation in compounds -> feature of the command line hyphenator; Koskivuori-plánenreaiddut still not hyphenated correctly
636 xxx Hyphen in front of final consonant

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
630 xxx Word (prefix) with hyphen is rejected - and suggested
645 xxx borgguhan-gihppagis gets the hyphen on the next line - SOLVED; update not delivered
652 xxx UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions: VARI -> no sugg, vARI -> VÁRI as sugg; consequence of the sugg. mechanism, unresolvable
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.
670 xxx hard hyphen replaced with soft hyphen -> hard-hyphen not recognized as syllable boundary - repro, error

Priority list

  1. bug fixes: update command line version as well (as reported by --version)
  2. remaining indesign speller custom dictionary issue (Adobe help activated)
  3. Proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2008 / Mac *** check locale issues
  4. Check possible size of custom dictionary in office 2007/windows
  5. InDesign proofing tools for Windows *** PENDING

Next meeting

Next week (25.3.) at 13.00 Dutch/Norwegian time.