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The LLG Community Projects Page

For a list of recent changes, look at the news page.

This page consists of a list of projects which are officially recognized by the LLG as being potentially useful contributions to the lojban language. This list is non-exclusionary, meaning that the LLG supports just about anything people want to do that involves lojban or the LLG. The projects here are simply those that people have asked to have official recognition for.

The only requirement for those holding official project recognition is that you more or less regularly (and informally) report to LLG what you are doing and what progress is being made. The LLG will send you a regular reminder asking you to report.

To be added to this list, please e-mail the webmaster with a bit of information about your project, a contact e-mail, and how often you would like to be auto-pestered for updates. The frequency of these mailings can be no less often than once a month, for implementation reasons.

A report of some kind must occur at least once a quarter, or the project will be removed from this list, possibly with an announcement to the main mailing list in case someone else wants to take over.

For a less static list of projects, see the wiki ongoing projects page.

Active Projects

jbovlaste: The Lojban Dictionary Editing System

jbovlaste is a lojbanic dictionary editing system that is now in full production. It was created primarily by Jay Kominek and Robin Powell.


This project is headed by Gregory Dyke. The goal is to produce a collection of translated and original writings designed to show a wide sampling of a language. We need translations of texts generally a bit longer than the typical effort (1000-10000 words), and as wide a variety of texts and styles, from as many different source languages as possible. Original works in Lojban that exercise a variety of aspects of the language are even more important.

Lojbanic Phrasebook Project

This project is run by Robert Griffin, and the goal is to produce a Survival Guide to Lojban, based on the WW II language guides given the common American soldier. Presents a minimal vocabulary, based on common basic needs, to help in developing a small active vocabulary in Lojban.

If you were stranded in Lojbanistan, away from the nearest English speaker this is the minimal vocabulary you would need to get by.


Jay Kominek has been charged with producing a new issue of the JL newsletter for board approval.

JL and LK will resume publication as soon as the LLG address data base is brought up to date. Changes and additions were recorded on paper for around 6 years without being entered onto the computer, and we are obliged to account to people for their money balances.

Lojban Archives Project

Bob LeChevalier is serving as project leader of the Lojban Archives Project. He collects any and all Loglan and Lojban materials that people send them, thus serving as a historical repository for the language development and growth. He also uses the material to research and respond to questions about the history of the Loglan Project, and the intentions of JCB and the early developers of Lojban; if you have any such questions please e-mail him.

Monthly Announcement Project

A project send monthly announcements of general interest to the Lojbanic community. Headed by Jay Kominek.

Hebrew Translation Project

A project to translate Lojban materials into Hebrew, headed by Adam Raizen. Some current results can be found on the Translations Wiki, where you are welcome to contribute to the success of this project.

Project Report as of 1 Dec 2002

The first draft of the translation of gismu which begin with B is complete.

Lojban Parser

John Cowan is creating a software parser that can parse lojban text.

Draft Textbook

John Cowan and Bob LeChevalier are creating a draft version of a lojban language textbook.

Lojban for Beginners

Nick Nicholas and Robin Turner are working on an introductory text for those with no prior exposure to lojban.

Lojban Use in the European Patent System

Hartmut Pilch is promoting the use of lojban in the European Patent System.

Lojban and Logic book and webpage

John Clifford is creating a book and companion web page on the use of and relationship between lojban and predicate logic. This project is currently considered inactive until the byfy work is completed.

Lojban List

The Lojban Mailing List is an ongoing project maintained by Bob LeChevalier, John Cowan, and Robin Powell.


ckafybarja is a compound word which appears to mean "coffee bar". It sounds vaguely Norwegian. Nick Nicholas and Veijo Vilva are in charge of this project, and many others are working on it.

Alice in Wonderland translation

Jorge Llambias is the project manager for this translation, which aims to translate the complete text of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland into lojban. Many others are assisting with the translation.


The Lojbanology project aims to study the abstract details of Lojban in a systematic and logical fashion. And Rosta is the manager. It is also known as jboske.

Lojban Website Translation

This project aims to translate the lojban.org web site into lojban. Robin Powell and Jordan DeLong are the project managers.

French Website Translation

This project aims to translate the lojban.org web site into French. This project is headed by Gregory Dyke.

Esperanto Website Translation

This project aims to translate the lojban.org web site into Esperanto. Theodore Reed is the project manager.

Russian Website

Evgeny Sklyanin maintains a web site in Russian dedicated to lojban. This web site is independent in content from lojban.org.

Russian gismu list

Evgeny Sklyanin is compiling a Russian translation of the lojban gismu list.

Burton Arabian Nights Translation

Bob LeChevalier is helming a project to translate the Sir Richard Burton translation of One Thousand Nights and a Night into lojban.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Chapter 1 Translation

Bob LeChevalier is helming a project to translate the first chapter of Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

The Legend of Zelda Translation

Theodore Reed is working on a lojban localization of the classic SNES game, The Legend of Zelda.

Lojban Wiki

There is a wiki dedicated to lojban that you can contribute to.

Russian Mailing List

Evgeny Sklyanin moderates a mailing list dedicated to discussion of lojban in Russian.

French Mailing List

There is a mailing list dedicated to discussion of lojban in French. You can subscribe at the lojban.org mailing list interface.

Lojban Webring

Robin Powell maintains the lojban webring, which you can join if you have a web site which has lojban-related content.

Lojban Links Page

Evgeny Sklyanin is building a page of Lojban-related links.

Mailing List and Language FAQS

Charles Hope is maintaining FAQ lists covering the lojban language and the lojban Mailing List.

jboske Mailing List

And Rosta is the moderator of the jboske mailing list, which is used for Lojbanology discussion. You can subscribe at the lojban.org mailing list interface.

jbosnu Mailing List

Charles Hope and Jorge Llambias are moderating the jbosnu list, which is for discussion is Lojban only. You can subscribe at YahooGroups.

Lojban Beginners List

Jay Kominek moderates a mailing list for beginning speakers and readers of lojban. You can subscribe at the lojban.org mailing list interface.

Eaton Interface

Bob LeChevalier is working on a translation of the Helen Eaton concept list into lojban.


jbofi'e (aka jbofihe) is a feature-rich parser for Lojban. Richard Curnow is the manager of this project.


valfendi is a program implementing a more rigorous version of the Lojban morphology. Pierre Abbat is the manager of this project.

Random Sentence Generator

Bob and Nora LeChevalier are working on a random generator which will produce a complete, well-formed lojban sentence from tokens.

Lojban Audio Tape/CD

Jay Kominek is working on a "Teach Yourself lojban" Audio tape/CD.

TLI Loglan Interface

Steven Belknap and Bob LeChevalier are defining the linguistic relationships between Lojban and TLI Loglan and developing cross-language translation and teaching aids.

CVS/Wiki Lojban Phrasebook

Pierre Abbat is constructing a Wiki- and CVS-based lojban phrasebook. This is independent of Robert Griffin's phrasebook.

Parliamentary Rules

xod heads the committee on creating Lojban terms for parliamentary actions. Mark Shoulson is on the committee.

Report as of September 2002

I am actively working on it as I read and learn the Standard Parliamentary Rules.


Headed by Keith Lynch, the goal of this committee is to make sure that lojbanic flyers get distributed at major science fiction conventions. Robin Powell also actually distributed about 100 flyers of Jay Kominek's design at the 2002 WorldCon, many of which seemed to be picked up.

Report as of 22 September 2002

Yes, I took a few hundred Lojban flyers to the Worldcon, and placed them on the appropriate flyer rack. Over the course of the con, most of them were taken. I saw that someone (Robin?) was also distributing a different Lojban flyer at that con.

I've been distributing them at all conventions I go to, and I will continue to do so. This includes Gamecon this month, and Capclave next month. See http://keithlynch.net/cons.html for the complete list of cons I have attended or plan to attend.

Print On Demand

Headed by Robin Lee Powell, the goal of this committee is to thoroughly explore possibilities for cheaply printing LLG books on demand, in particular the Level 0 book and the Lessons.

We are at this time using Lightning Source to publish the Level 0 book, and it's working out excellently.

Committee Report as of 7 June 2004

We are currently publishing a book through Lightning Source, and it is working out wonderfully.

Level -1

Headed by Robin Powell, the goal of this committee is to make a small package fit for sending out for free to people who have expressed, via snail-mail, non-specific interest in lojban.

Committee Report as of 7 July 2004

The Level -1 packaged is written, but needs review.

Web Sites

Veijo Vilva maintains the Helsinki web site, which appears to be semi-inactive. Robin Powell maintains the main lojban site, based in California. xod maintains the Lojban Web ring, which has sites created by several other Lojbanists.

Completed Projects

Lojban Adventure

Nick Nicholas translated the text portion of the classic Colossal Cave text adventure game into Lojban several years ago. At the time there were plans to update an old Adventure program to support the new text, but the current state of adventure game design suggests that someone use the game engine called Inform (which has a specific manual for writing adventure games in translation). See the rec.arts.interactive-fiction FAQ.

Update Late November 2002

This project has been completed with the help of a number of lojbanists. See the programs page on the files wiki for details.

You can also look at a list of old projects.

Last modified: Mon Jun 27 23:12:43 PDT 2005

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