KVortaro translates words from one language to another one. The word can be selected via different methods:
A small windows pops-up close to the mouse-pointer and shows the translation.
This project ist started because currently no fullfeatured, simple to use program exists for Linux/KDE.
Indeed some programs already exist, which do support nice features, but no program provides the following feature: klicking somewhere at the desktop onto a word, then doing optical character recognition (OCR), then popping-up a small window and showing the translation.
With the first release of KVortaro dictionaries for English-German and German-Esperanto are included. These dictionaries are simple text-files. There are plans to use a more sophisticated file-format later.
BTW "Vortaro" is an Esperanto-word and means "dictionary" or "Wörterbuch".