Dicționar Japonez Român de Termeni de Go (Japanese Romanian Go Terms Dictionary)

Name:Dicționar Japonez Român de Termeni de Go (Japanese Romanian Go Terms Dictionary)
Contributor:Costel Pintilie

Project Description

A collection of Japanese Go terms, with detailed explanations and diagrams in Romanian.

Aim of the Project

The aim of the project is to offer a valuable resource to Go players who want to improve their playing strength. Understanding different Go concepts is a requirement for advancing in playing strength. An additional aim is to help a little at promoting Go. The second part of the project is to print 100 copies and distribute them in public libraries, increasing the chance of Go being noticed by those interested in reading. People who attend libraries are more inclined to be interested in novel concepts than the average person on street, so promoting in libraries is better than promoting in parks or malls.


Internet, as html version (http://brailago.ro/2333) and as a downloadable PDF (http://brailago.ro/arhiva/AZfinal2018.pdf).
In libraries, as a printed version, in the future.


  • 2010 - The idea started as an appendix for a Go magazine, ProGo. Terms with letters A to D were published in ProGo #16.
  • 2011 - After the discontinuation of ProGo, the dictionary continued as standalone project, since it was barely at letter M.
  • 2016 - First version is published as a PDF.
  • 2017 - The final version, corrected and completed, is published as html online, and as a PDF.
  • 2018 - Intention is to finish the black&white diagrams necessary for printed version.
  • 2019 - Intention is to print 100 copies and distribute them for free to public libraries, to become a part of their collections. 


The result is a dictionary of Go terms, a resource available for those interested in learning Go better, and a slight promoting tool for those who will happen to see the dictionary in libraries and are attracted by those mysterious diagrams. I myself was attracted to Go by a tsumego published in a crossword magazine three decades ago.


So far the exposure was limited to the online Romanian Go community: 200 downloads. In the future the exposure will grow to a presence in 40 county public libraries in Romania.

ProGo 16, first section of the dictionary published
ProGo #16, in which the first section of the dictionary was published
LetterA, html version
Go terms with the Letter A, html version
Costel Pintilie
Costel Pintilie, the creator

Means of the Project

Personal computer, the Internet.

Online resources:

Human Resources

One person task, some 500 to 1000 hours spread across a decade.

Financial Resources

Own budget, computer expenses, and future expenses to print 100 copies for the distribution in public libraries.


The continuation of digital availability, and in two years availability as a printed version in public libraries.


No support is necessary, but contribution for printing expenses can be of real help.

Additional Comments

Thank you and keep up the good work! :)

It may be added as link to letter a picture, to open as full picture in new window
The Full Dictionary A-Z (right click and open in new window to view)
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