Meeting with Polderland 15.4.2008


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


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

Since last time


  • Adobe: is working on the case (cf. copy of E-mail sent). Their provisional solution a) crashes b) does not use the InDesign API, so we're not there yet. update: No Adobe update since apr 4, will poll them to get the status
  • Microsoft has agreed to supply Office 2008 for the Mac, waiting for arrival (might take some time) (... tick ... tick ... tick ... tick ...) Will ask for status
  • conversion of InDesign/InCopy to windows still nears completion
  • bug 656: tested with 700K words user dictonary on Vista. slow, but works
  • drop of all code planned for this week - ready to be sent, will send it after the meeting


Should have a look at the maintenance and support issues, contract-wise. Also ask for more user feedback regarding bug 656: OS version, Office version, size of user dictionary, etc.

  • discussed contract-issues briefly, will continue this week.
  • (still) more bug fixes, lexical fine-tuning

Bug status


Div Pld Description
636 xxx Hyphen in front of final consonant

To be solved/investigated by Divvun

Div Pld Description
621 xxx other hyphenator bugs. PB: not as much incorrect as well as weird-looking.
630 xxx Word (prefix) with hyphen is rejected - and suggested
652 xxx UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions: VARI -> no sugg, vARI -> VÁRI as sugg; consequence of the sugg. mechanism, unresolvable

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
645 xxx borgguhan-gihppagis gets the hyphen on the next line - SOLVED; update not delivered
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.
676 xxx guovttenuppelot--Čoarvvegiin - both rejected and suggested

PLD Priority list

  1. bug 676
  2. drop final/present versions of all DLLs and tools
  3. remaining indesign speller custom dictionary issue (Adobe help activated)
  4. Proofing tools for Microsoft Office 2008 / Mac *** check locale issues
  5. InDesign proofing tools for Windows *** PENDING

Next meeting

Next week (21.4.) at 13.00 Dutch/Norwegian time.