Shouldn't you also be able to say "salutations"? Seems a little odd to have forgotten it when it's actually the closest word we have in English to saluton, haha.
"Greetings!" is also incorrect, even though this is the literal meaning.
I'm guessing this only means hello unlike French where salut means both hello and goodbye?
you are right! in esperanto we say Saluton when we arrive and Ĝis when we leave...
"Saluton" doesn't mean only hello. It also means hi there, greetings, good day and more. I guess it a general greeting.
I just kept on typing ''Hello!'' and saying ''WHY THIS THING AINT WORKING''
I believe "howdy" could also be acceptable, but I know "hello" as well and I'm being a bit picky....
It's translated as "Ha Lo". This is an interjection which means "hello". It's spelled "Ha Lo" rather than "halo" because i) this way the stress is not on the wrong syllable, and ii) "halo" already has a different meaning, which is "a hall".