Yes, I know what you’re thinking: just in time for Zamenhofa Tago on Monday. But the real reason I scanned and make available this little 1948 words-only hymnal, Liberala Himnaro, is more pedestrian. (I wrote about it a couple of years ago, if you’d like to review a hymns list in English.)
- I had my first opportunity — at work no less — to use the term krokodilo recently. (One for the Esperantists out there.)
- I re-discovered my copy of the “liberal hymnal” yesterday.
- I found a way to scan to PDF effectively, using my home Ubuntu Linux machine and a middle-aged Epson scanner.Â (More about that later.)
- I have read more about copyright and the public domain in the last year, and would be shocked if the corporate author — la Esperanta Unio de Liberalaj Religianoj; do you really need a translation? — still exists, much less renewed the copyright in time. (If someone has rights to the hymnal or particular hymns and objects, I’ll gladly remove it or redact them.)
The PDF isn’t the most crisp so the file would be a manageable 8.5 Mb, but if you have a particular interest in a higher resolution, color 85Mb copy and can FTP, let me know through the contact page.
Download the Liberala Himnaro.