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A crude translator Esperanto To English and English to
Esperanto. It works by looking up words in various
dictionaries on the web. It mindlessly translates word for
(1) First download and install the lastest Java JRE
(2) Using WinZip extract the
files into the default commindprodesper directory.
(3) Create a shortcut setting by right clicking the
desktop and selecting new shortcut.
(4) Set the shortcut target to:
C:Program FilesJavasoftJRE1.3injava.exe -jar esper.jar
(5) Set the start in directory to:
(6) Select any icon that suits your fancy, there is a
green star in the esper directory called Esperanta
(7) To use the program, make sure you have an Internet
connection then click the icon. You don't need a browser.
It runs stand-alone as an application.
The translator works quite slowly, especially if you use a
lot of words that it can't find in any online dictionary.
It gradually gets faster as it learns your vocabulary.
It is also embarrassingly slow to start. The Java runtime
takes a long time to waddle to its feet.
This version does not analyse prefixes and suffixes.
You can help the Esperanto to English translation along by
converting verbs to their infinitive -i form, e.g. amas to
ami and by breaking prefixes and suffixes off, e.g. mallonga
-) mal-longa and grandega -) granda. Remove the terminal -n
and -j e.g. knabojn -) knabo.
In a potential future version this should not be necessary.