Meeting with Polderland 12.5.2009


  • Peter Beinema
  • Sjur Moshagen


  • Since last time
  • Bug status
  • Priority list
  • Next meeting

Since last time


  • windows Office proofing tools ready, except for installer
    • NSIS installer solution:
      • encrypt once using installshield;
      • collect encrypted data from registry, has to be done once for each language.
      • re-use the values in NSIS installer to set registry. Works.
      • (NB: datatype of strings in registry is not by default handled by NSIS,
      • had to add some stuff to get this done. Shipped as Part of the installer.)
  • NSIS to do: simple installer works, adding rest
    • (looking at older versions, de-installer actions, etc)
    • Design for screens / language texts required.
      • Bundling requirements:
      • 1 installer for MS Office, 1 for Indesign
      • user first chooses installation language
      • next, user chooses proofing tools language
      • speller & hyphenator are always bundled
  • Still waiting for reply from InDesign on CS4, time to remind them (again)


  • M&S - waiting for a response from Polderland
  • South Sámi offer: answer received regarding formalities, contract should be ready for signature shortly
    • still haven't heard anything about the contract, will have to check this
  • work is progressing on South Sámi, we're compiled our first speller, not yet tested. The main point is only to motivate our linguists - see the result of the work so far (and also display all errors and all the remaining work;)
  • we have received our first request for InDesign CS4 versions of our tools

Bug status


Div Pld Description
603 xxx suffix is accepted in the middle of a word: as per design
613 xxx speller does not accept 'Ga' tagged word as 2nd part
679 xxx Discretionary/soft hyphen not respected - repaired, repaired code to be dropped

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
581 xxx consonant doubling => actual problem is suggestions with hyphens (split compound type); these can be blocked as suggestions, and thus be removed (they would still be recognised, though)
670 xxx REGRESSION: hard hyphen replaced with soft, see latest test results - since this was fixed earlier, and the hyphenation binary has not changed since then, we should investigate this first to see if we produce illegal PLX entries.

Under investigation by Polderland

Div Pld Description
581 xxx consonant doubling
595 xxx problem with prefix containing hyphens
670 xxx Hard hyphen replaced by soft hyphen. Regression? Check for v. 1.1

Priority list

  1. installers for InDesign (CS3 Mac + Win) and scripts to build them, lib files
  2. CS4 debug SDK version => CS4 version
  3. nullsoft installer
  4. South Sami Windows components

Next meeting

Next meeting (Tue 26.5.) at 10.00 Dutch/Norwegian time.