But it is best to use UTF-8 Unicode on webpages!
is a cool open source keyboard driver for typing
Esperanto text into Windows software.
Estas plej bone uzi UTF-8-Unikodon sur retpaĝoj!
estas bonega senpaga klavarsoftvaro por tajpi
Esperantan tekston je Windows-softvaro.
Russ's Esperanto Links...
sites I'm finding interesting as I study Esperanto (I think officially I started on 2003-04-11 :)
- Ĉefpaĝo de la Esperanto-Klubo de Aŭstino (Esperanto Club of Austin) which meets at 3pm on most Sunday afternoons, normally at Texspresso (2700 W Anderson). (We met at Flightpath (51st and Duval) for a while when the air conditioning was broken at Texspresso in the summer.) Check mailing list to be sure; first sunday of month is often in English and quite newbie-friendly; other meetings spend a lot of time talking in Esperanto, but newbies still welcome.
io.com retpoŝtlisto — the group's mailing list includes info on Austin meetings, etc.
- Mia nuna taglibro ĉe livejournal (angle kaj Esperante)
- (mia arkaika movabletype-taglibro, kiu mi ne uzas nun, sed ĝi havas multan esperantan tekston)
- IRC: Mi, Greg, Dan, John, Darin, ktp ofte babilas en #esperanto ĉe irc.distributed.net
GENERAL/LINKSITES/etc: (you can find zillions of sites from these sites)
COURSES: (These are great to work through. Pronounce words aloud, don't just read silently.)
- Lernu.net has great content, and they are continually improving it (e.g. Mozilla support exists now!) Use the menus on left to find good stuff like Tools/Grammar exercises and Tools/Vocabulary drills. Excellent content. As of 2003-06-23, I have completed the Ana Pana (which has human tutor to grade your work) and Jen Nia IJK courses.
- Curso de esperanto is an excellent downloadable windows app with excellent randomized practice drills with good sound samples and human tutor to grade your work
- Institute of Esperanato has lots of sound files of its sample text; also note the hard-to-see red links to vocabulary and exercises on each lesson page.
- Esperanto HyperCourse
- Esperanto Course by Jonathan Badger
- Esperanto Viva, a free correspondence course
- Esperanto Course is 21 webpages, no frills
- The Gerda course is an intermediate-level email course
- travlang has a section of useful travellers phrases; click on the esperanto flag
Do multiple courses concurrently to get more diverse input. A good fun way to learn the numbers, by the way, is to say them aloud when you see them while driving/traveling around. The real world is full of random numbers for practice! (Street signs, license plates, addresses and phone numbers on signs, etc.) Likewise for colors and other classes of words.
MAILING LISTS ETC (I recommend subscribing!)
- 102_ESPERANTO yahoogroups list
- Texas_Esperantists yahoogroups list
- esperanto-austin io.com mailing list includes info on Austin meetings (which are at Texspresso at 3pm on most Sunday afternoons; check list to be sure)
- Some Austin friends and cow-orkers chat sometimes in IRC channel #esperanto at irc.distributed.net
- There are esperanto newsgroups, e.g. soc.culture.esperanto