Meeting with Polderland 6.11.2007


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • command line hyphenator finished. Win v. dropped, Mac v. follows today
  • inDesign spellers work except for custom dictionaries (FN)
  • MS bug (misspell change + add)to be fixed for Sami too (FN)
  • PB restarted work on Win installer/extractor following work on cmd line hyph
  • WA is working on installer bugs
  • FN is working on hyphenator bugs
  • PB will continue with compound bugs following win installer/extractor
  • PLX format: BOE solution approved as replacement for LR (FN, week 46).
  • Speller behaviour: only suggests if errors are limited to 1 part of compound.
    • undesired (or should be user setting),
      • will be changed in future drop


  • Installed and tested Leopard - no problems for our tools (and important step forward for the Hunspell/OOo speller)
  • more PLX conversion fixes
  • extended test bench to cover hunspell (not yet finishe)
  • more testing of CD version of installer
  • fixed hyphenation

Bug status


Div Pld Description
447 443 Windows speller doesn't install on terminal server => SD IT guys will have a look once more => they found it, it was wrong setup on the server
533 xxx Office 2007 gives North Sámi suggs in context menu when language is Lule => Divvun will check with the Public beta 2. This behaviour is caused by Word, and nothing any of us can do something about

To be solved in next drop

Div Pld Description
473 452 Windows installer does not autostart after download
516 4?? vista installation from zip fails

Under investigation by Polderland

Div Pld Description
461 448 Spelling errors with editing distance 1 from lexicalised words do not get correct suggestions => explanation not good enough, investigate more samples *** still investigating, low priority
522 xxx Strange compounding fenomena
524 xxx Multi-part compounds not always accepted
528 xxx Acro words get upper-case case endings
545 xxx Bad hyphenation in compounds - fence post errors? There seems to be an error in the Polderland code
546 xxx Other bad hyphenation, different hyphenation in manual and auto. => the difference is caused by Word, and not PLD code
554 xxx Uninstallation under Windows Vista fails
557 xxx Missing suggestion when multiple errors across compound boundary
561 xxx Installer language choice doesn't work when upgrading
562 xxx Win upgrade does not upgrade
563 xxx Dutch text in installer upgrade dialog
564 xxx Win installer asking for non-existing disk
565 xxx Clicking 'Back' in installer doesn't word as expected
568 xxx Speller accepts X-flagged forms without I flag, also hyphenated words not in lexicon

Priority list

  1. command line hyphenator
  2. hyphenation bug fix (545 and 546)
  3. multipart compounding fix
  4. Windows installer fixes
  5. other bug fixes
  6. MS-reported speller fix (not Sami-specific)
  7. indesign speller


  • November 6: Hyphenator command line tool
  • November 7: Hyphenation bug fix
  • November 14: multipart compound fix (pending positive decision)
  • November 14: other bug fixes
  • November 15: Divvun code freeze
  • November 20: Indesign speller
  • December 11-13: public release (one of those days)

Next meeting

Next week (13.11.) at 09.30 Dutch/Norwegian time.


  • PLD pass information on self-extracting ziptool with autostart option + instructions on how to use it (not in working order yet) - pending
  • PLD provide information on InDesign language grouping
  • PLD preferred order of results: see above
  • PLD check if remnants of linguistic data in lex can be re-found