Saluton from Radaro! This week Radaro honors all of the cool projects Esperantujo creates. We begin with the Little Libraries (Librejetoj, in Esperanto), a project to which the Esperanto Society of the Triangle contributes. Our feature image this week is of the Forest Hills Librejeto in North Carolina, where Esperanto books are often available, and the local club coordinates the effort to keep the Librejeto stocked with used Esperanto books like the classic “Teach Yourself Esperanto.”
Website of the Week
This week we honor the GNOME Localisation Guide as the website of the week: https://wiki.gnome.org/TranslationProject/LocalisationGuide
The GNOME Localisation guide is a great place to start if you want to help translate the GNOME desktop environment into Esperanto. GNOME is utilized by some of the most popular linux distributions including Fedora Workstation, Ubuntu 20.04, and Debian. GNOME focuses on accesibility and convergence (being able to use the same system on your phone and computer.) If you want to help make an Esperanto GNOME a reality, check it out!
Dankon al Johannes Genberg pro la memeo de la semajno.
Free Software apps on F-droid for komencantoj!
Free and Open Source Software always has your back, son! This applies just the same to budding Esperantists who need quick and accessible resources to boost their learning. Here are three apps you will want to look at if you’re interested in looking up word definitions or typing in Esperanto. Do take a look at other apps on F-droid if you are an enthusiast of free software or open source projects. You might find something useful!
Described as a portable version of the Reta Vortaro, this app gives translation to and from Esperanto in a wide range of languages. Additionally, it gives sentences for you to easily work out the definitons based on context. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/uk.co.busydoingnothing.prevo/
This one is minimalistic compared to PReVo, but if you just need a quick reminder for a word you forgot then it should do the trick. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.mcxa.vortaro/
Just in case you wanted one, here’s an Esperanto language pack for Android devices! https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.anysoftkeyboard.languagepack.esperanto/
Check out the Mondafest 2020 schedule/Vidu la Mondafest 2020 horaron: https://mondafest.net/programo/
Review of NASK 2020 Week 1
by Chloe Everhart
Attending the advanced NASK class, taught by Duncan Charters on the History of Esperanto, has been a pleasure. Despite the unprecedented distance imposed because of Coronavirus, or maybe because of it, Esperantists continue to energetically build a community together. Discussing why other constructed languages failed while Esperanto thrived, and taking fun polls to see what we believed, and discussing things in small groups, Esperantists are serious about learning and cooperating together from a distance.
Forty-four students attend the advanced class. There are a lot of things I miss about the in-person NASK experience I had last year. Analog NASK provides many opportunities for small, spontaneous interactions in Esperanto. Usually these aside conversations are where close friendships are born. There are a lot of types of projects that require physical interaction. I miss dancing with the other Esperantists.
There are some unique opportunities in these weird times. A lot of people who couldn’t spare the time or money to attend in-person Esperanto events have greater access to participate in the community. The heavy need for ways to connect through the internet spurs creative attempts to translate more programs and interfaces into Esperanto, like the recently featured www.telegramo.org site.
Volunteering and doing something meaningful and productive gives people structure and purpose in uncertain times. What would you like to see when you look around you? What talents do you have that connect you to other people? Esperanto events are a great place to talk with other hopeful people about meaningful, fun projects to do together. Landa kongreso starts July 12. I hope to see you there, and look forward to building the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible, together. NASK is a lot of fun, and a great place to learn and prepare together.
Humphrey Tonkin sends a survey, in Esperanto, from the United Nations, and hopes we complete it: https://un75.online/?lang=epo