Meeting with Polderland 10.10.2006


  • Peter Beinema
  • Thomas Omma
  • Sjur Moshagen


  • since last time
  • questions and answers

Since last time


  • MS office speller for office 11: generating suggestion works now (all OSes)
  • processing of colon (": ") as part of word works
  • we started downloading the North an Lule Sami lexica


  • progressing with conversion application
  • lexicon improvements
  • tighter norm adherence (but not yet in the delivered data)


  • use of custom dictionary
  • localisation - might make it necessary to have different DLLs for each country

Possible issues

Is it ok to have different lexicons for each country? It means more testing, but otherwise it is most likely ok.

We want one installer for each platform/OS, which contains all language and locale variants, possibly also all Office variants. Mac installation application needs to be a universal binary, to run natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

InDesign should have a separate installer.

Older Office versions do not know about the Sámi languages/locale codes. MS will probably be needed to sort this out.


Divvun needs to deliver a substantial amount of test data soon, for Polderland to be able to test the hyphenator. Divvun will deliver as much as the Xerox tools are able to hyphenate this week, but the complete lexicon will not be available until the conversion to PLX is in place.

Lule Sámi

Now checked:

Core alphabet:

 a á b c d e f g h i j k l m n ŋ o p q
 r s t u v w x y z å ä ø ö å æ

The following characters are used in names:

 é ó ú í è ò ù ë ü ï â ê ô û î ã ý
 ç č đ ð ñ š ŧ

Not presently used, althoug defined in the Divvun source files:

 à ì þ ß ª

Next meeting

The next meeting will be on Wednesday due to Peter's unability to attend on Tuesday next week. The time is the same.


  • continue to improve hyphenation (Sjur and Thomas)
  • continue with speller data generation/conversion (Tomi)
  • continue with Office integration (Polderland)
  • deliver hyphenation test data, possibly updated speller data ( Sjur and Børre)