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Access Wikipedia Content Offline - Kiwix

Kiwix is an offline reader for Web content. It's especially thought to make Wikipedia available offline. This is done by reading the content of the project stored in a file format ZIM, The ZIM file format, an open, standardized file format to store Wiki content efficiently for offline usage

Kiwix Features:
  * Multilanguage: en, fr, es, de, it, ar, he, pt
  * ZIM library management outside the profile
  * Windows support & installer
  * ZIM HTTP server called "kiwix-serve"
  * Command line indexation tool called "kiwix-index"
  * Allow drag&drop over the UI to open a ZIM file
  * Autodection of the UI locale at the first start (GNU/Linux only)
  * "Recently open" menu
  * Internal library of ZIM (to be able to manage many ZIM files)
  * New "Save Page" (in files)
  * New "Print as PDF" feature
  * First result is now only loaded with a pretty good score

There are two supported platforms for the reader, Windows and Linux. These are graphical, client programs that appear similar to a web browser - with a search box at the top of a display area. These clients  need a zim file to read.

On the first time you access a zim file, the reader will offer to index it, allowing you to use the search bar. This can take quite a long time, but the results are saved on disk and you do not need to do it again.

Kiwix Installation under Ubuntu
Open up the terminal and type following command to install kiwix:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kiwixteam/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kiwix

Finally, you will need a zim file as a target for your reader. Currently, kiwix has these available at


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