Speller meeting

What is needed for a new release:

  • a working installer
  • working plx conversion


Variablar for installeraren:

  • Variablar relevante for om ting funkar i det heile:
    • Office-versjon: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
    • Windows-versjon: XP, Vista, W7, W8
    • språkkode: ISO (se-NO) vs LCID (1083)
    • bit-versjon for Windows: 32b vs 64b
  • variablar uavhengig av grunnleggjande funksjonalitet:
    • Office-utgåve: home/student vs pro/full
    • installeringsmodus: admin/rot/nett vs lokal brukar vs terminalserver

Verkty for debugging:

  • dependencywalker

Børre has installed different proofing tools recording registry settings before and after. Has installed:

  • Divvun 1.1 (PL - exe by InstallShield)
  • Divvun 2.2 (PL - exe by NSIS)
  • Greenlandic 2 (Lingsoft - exe by InstallShield)
  • Greenlandic 3 (Tino - MSI by WiX)
  • Bokmål installer from the Office 2010 Pro, English, with a Norwegian language pack (MS - MSI)

All working installer (all except KAL 3) contained the same type of registry entries.

For Office 2007, on 32-bit Windows 7. All tools except Greenlandic 3 worked for all users, not only the installing user.

On Office 2010, same Windows 7, the bokmål installer used the same registry entries as Divvun 2.2.

Bokmål registry entries:

"00004109F10041400000000000F01FEC"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE14\\PROOF\\MSSP7NB.DLL
"00004109F10041400000000000F01FEC"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE14\\PROOF\\MSSP7NB.LEX"

Divvun 2.2 registry entries:

"57CB6F3B98FBBB64A855473F371F97EB"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\\\Proof\\mssp3samiNorthern-NO.dll"
"57CB6F3B98FBBB64A855473F371F97EB"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\\\Proof\\mssp3samiNorthern.lex"
"57CB6F3B98FBBB64A855473F371F97EB"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\\\Proof\\mssp3samiLule.lex"

The Greenlandic 3 xml installer script, on the other hand, follows a different pattern:

<RegistryKey Id='KalSpellRegGlobal10' Root='HKLM'
Key='SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\10.0\User Settings\Mso_CoreReg\Create\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\1.0\Override\kl-GL' Action='createAndRemoveOnUninstall'>
<RegistryValue Type='string' Name='DLL' Value='[INSTALLDIR]kalspell.dll' />

The bokmål installer registry diff contains also diffs like the following:

+  21,00,21,00,21,00,21,00,21,00,4d,00,4b,00,4b,00,53,00,6b,00,4f,00,75,00,74,\
+  00,6c,00,6f,00,6f,00,6b,00,53,00,65,00,61,00,72,00,63,00,68,00,53,00,68,00,\
+  65,00,6c,00,6c,00,52,00,65,00,67,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,6c,00,5f,00,31,00,30,\
+  00,34,00,34,00,3c,00,00,00,00,00

The hex-encoded character list (of big-endian UTF-16 characters) is actually the string:


But similar entries are created by our NSIS installer.

Working scenarios for Divvun 2.2:

  • Office 2007, 32 bit Windows 7, all users
  • no report of problems with older Windows versions -> we assume that all installation scenarios are ok (but should be tested at least briefly to be sure)

Next scenarios to test with all installers:

  1. Office 2007, 64 bit Windows 7
  2. Office 2010, 32 bit Windows 7
  3. Office 2010, 64 bit Windows 7

Get registry entry diffs, check whether the installed tools work for all users, not only the installing user.


  • Børre har installert og diffa mykje, sjå over


  • look at further combinations of Windows and Office (Børre)
    • working on it
  • get a proper MS certificate, to remove the warning users get when installing (Børre)


  • find an outsourcing option (Børre, Sjur)
  • next week: try updating NSIS ourselves (Børre, Sjur)
    • using Tino's documentation & old docu's from PLX
  • send a request to an NSIS developer e-mail list (Sjur)
  • try to find an NSIS script for building MSI packages (Børre)
  • add Windows 8 support to our installer (if possible)

PLX conversion

Remaining PLX bugs:

First PRI

Words are accepted and suggested in their compounding-form

cmp-form-suggestions váigas 581,912


PROP+NOUN Koskivuori-plánenreaiddut 611,633 FIXED
PROP+NOUN Mihkalmas-beaivi 593
PREF+PROP NOUN+PROP ovda-Lot psykiatriija-Álaš 595 WONTFIX, BUT ovda-Lot is FIXED TODAY

Second Last PRI

Section for Tags-not-working

doesn't follow cmp-tags sámedikkepresideanta 489
+CmpN/None in comp-sugg 1883-as 508

as as+N+ACR+Sg+Acc as as+N+ACR+Sg+Gen as as+N+ACR+Sg+Nom

Bugs below this line can be left out of the next release if we are short on time.


STRANGE SUGGESTION-PRIORITIES guollibusse > Vuolli-busse (and not the expected: guollebusse) 397,917 oaivebussiid, guollebussiid not suggested SEE ALSO 917 bargomáhtuid


imposs" cmps along w num. 0-geažideapmigárvu (geažideapmigárvu is impossible) 536,1145 NO SUGGESTIONS - GOOD - BUT:
imposs" cmps sákkasteapmifierbmi> (225) aseákkasteapmifierbmi ase- 536 - REGRESSION
--"-- (225) asiákkasteapmifierbmi asi-
--"-- (225) ásaákkasteapmifierbmi ása-
--"-- (225) áseákkasteapmifierbmi áse-
--"-- (225) ásoákkasteapmifierbmi áso-
--"-- (225) ásuákkasteapmifierbmi ásu-
--"-- (221) ášoákkasteapmifierbmi ášo-
--"-- (221) ášuákkasteapmifierbmi ášu-
num cmp: s on 0- 051-nummarat 631
name/noun+adv cmps Kuorak-ain 642 - why is it accepted?
hyphened suggestions deahtta-samus +A+Attr +Noun 940 FIXED
non-ex. word accepted saame 658

ain is an adverb:

ain	ain+Adv

and should not be allowed to compound.

Last PRI

doesn't understand caps 1700-LOHKU 647
láibi-sánis not recognized - 380,452 WONTFIX


not recognized anymore recognized biilarievttijođiheaddjái 819


  • Tomi has solved even more PLX bugs


  • investigate the inconsistent PLX conversion bug, cf guollibusse ( Tomi)
  • solve the remaining PLX bugs one by one (Tomi)

Release plan

  • December 1:
    • PLX bugs solved
    • Alpha installer (MSI package built using WIX)
  • December 10: Beta release
  • December 20: Divvun 3 release