Meeting with Polderland 19.12.2006


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


  • since last time
  • questions and answers

Since last time


  • Bug in Spelling alpha investigated, not repro
  • managed to get question on language code through to MS program manager Mac Tools, waiting for reply
  • new version of mklex (with intermediate compression) seems to work, but needs a user-friendly shell.


  • continued work on PLX conversion

Alpha version

The bug was not an issue in the end - it was an error in the installation process (the old speller files weren't deleted).

Possible issues

The big lexicon file (25+ Gb) contains large portions of words starting with:

  • - (hyphen; 0x2d) (3 Gb)
  • e (0x65; 8 Gb)

Next meeting

Next Thursday (4.1.) at the usual time.


  • send Windows speller for Office 11 (2003) / Office 12 (2007)
  • continue to improve hyphenation (Sjur and Thomas)
  • make complete PLX data set (Tomi)
    • still working on it
  • get language codes to work with Mac Office 2004 (and check MacOffice 2007) ( Polderland)
  • deliver mklex + hyphen script
  • try to find proper compiler version for Adobe Indesign (old version will probably do)
  • prepare (localisation of) installation packages for the Beta version ( Polderland: send "default" texts to be translated)
    • done
  • try to get an answer to the language codes in MS Office for Mac question from other sources (Sjur)