Call for a small program - willing to give a bonus

Tom Karas Tom.Karas at
Sun Dec 30 09:15:34 EST 2001

Hello out there.

Because of several mails, that my original posting and even the second
on the same thread could not be found i decided to post my first posting
I set a followup-to comp.lang.python so you will find any answers there.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Hello out there,
  who wants to practice his skills and make the start of a language

The reason: AFAIK there are just a few - if any - language learn
programs under a GPL or FreeBSD-Style Licenses available - which could
be run under linux and windows.

I am learning spanish in an exchange with a mexican who learns german
right now - and i bought several programs for windows - but none of them 
fulfill what a good learn software IMHO should do.
One of the things that are often missing: presentation of a verb in
different forms plus a few different examples:
   the verb to be:
I am in the pool.                     Ich bin im Pool.
You are cool.                         Du bist cool.
He is at the movies with his sister.  Er ist mit seiner Schwester im

This is a quite simple example but i think this are the things one has
tackle at the beginning of learning a language

The KDE project - - noticed a couple of weeks ago that the
educational stuff under  kde was kind of lagging behind. Since then 
there popped quite a few new programs out. But although the kde project 
does a great job - the programs still can't be used under windows 
( at least not without a big effort). 

So i thought this is were python, java, ruby or even kylix/delphi  could
work. I do not know any of these languages but are willing to learn one
(probably python) so i am not able to write the program myself, but i 
would help in maintenance stuff. (that would mean to type vocabulary in, 
to make example sentences, maintain the web site )


Later the program should also be able to play sound. I heard, 
this could be difficult with python !?

So maybe Java would be a better bet ? 

I am even willing to pay a little for the solution that fits some basic
but because i am a student this will be more like a little bonus.

For more details mail me:

Tom.Karas at

Best regards


Trust the computer industry to shorten the term "Year 2000" to Y2K. 
It was this kind of thinking that got us in trouble in the first place. 
Adrian Tyvand

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