Speller meeting

What is needed for a new release:

  • a working installer
  • working plx conversion


Tino has mailed us about his latest finding: his WiX installer works if the user has never opened MS Office before, but after the first invocation of any Office application, it doesn't work anymore using HKLM. Instead the tools must be registered for each user. He is working on a solution.



  • test Tino's analysis of the installer problem (Børre)
  • look at combinations of Windows XP and Office (Børre)
  • 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)

Remaining PLX bugs:

Second PRI

right cmp-tags muorrajogamuorra not accepted 840 This must be fixed
cmp-tags adj eaŋkiladoaibma, láikkivanca 1544
number compounds 0málisbussiid, 0ránubiellu, 169gis 397,489,508...
cased numbers 1883: s not more suggested 508,711 compare w 397,489
suggestions dábálaš0: in 642 FIXED
suggestions periilámpu - non-word 739
$ usme
periilámpu	periilámpu	+?

perii	peara+N+Sg+Ill

lámpu	lámpu+N+Sg+Nom
REGRESSIONS - compounds
alph+clitic  *gčhan - we don't want clitics here 1544 FIXED

Second Last PRI

Bugs from here on can be left out of the next release if we are short on time.

num+num cmp: s 1992-93: s 644
num cmp: s on 0- 051-nummarat 631 FIXED
multipart/long cmps Left stobustávrrádilli 786 WONTFIX
multipart/long cmps Left Ássanrievttijođiheaddjái 819 WONTFIX

Last PRI


doesn't understand caps 1700-LOHKU 647

Why sámedikkepresideanta is so problematic - it conflicts with other patterns for nouns in the same class/position:

stobustávrrádilli - *NB GaBO NaAE
stobustávrádilli  - *NB NABO NaAE


  • Tomi has solved almost all PLX bugs


  • solve the remaining PLX bugs: ( Tomi)
    • fix Anár, even if it means that Sirpmá-skuvla is back
    • block numbers from all compounds except when first (BI)
    • fix sámedikkepresideanta, even if it makes other regressions (they are less important)
    • fix gčhan

Release status

We are very close to release quality, there is good hope that the remaining bugs will be fixed this week.



  1. build a new speller with the remaining bug fixes (Tomi)
  2. test against gold standard corpus (Sjur)
  3. release RC2 January 21 (Sjur)
  4. if no new serious bugs are found, release as Divvun 2.3 next week (all)
    1. update list of known bugs
    2. write a short press release emphasising the linguistic updates for North Sámi, and noting that we still have certain problems with Win7/Office2010

Updated release plan

  • New deadline January 21:
    • PLX bugs solved
  • January 21: RC2, NSIS installer
  • January 25: Divvun 2.3 release, SME linguistic updates, NSIS installer, updated user documents

Next meeting

Monday 15.1 at 13.30