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'''Kiwix''' is an offline reader for Web content. It's especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline (see [[Special:MyLanguage/features]]). With Kiwix, you can enjoy Wikipedia on a boat, in the middle of nowhere... or in Jail. Kiwix manages to do that by reading ZIM files, a highly compressed open format with additional meta-data.
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| style="vertical-align: top; width: auto; font-size: large; padding: 1em 0" |<div style="max-width: 1200px; margin:0 auto;">'''Kiwix''' enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere or in Jail, Kiwix gives you access to the whole human knowledge. You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD!
  
Kiwix uses the Mozilla framework and is available in more than 80 languages. It has full text search, tabbed navigation and possibility to export articles to PDF and HTML.
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<div style="float: {{autoalign}}; clear: {{autoalign}}; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: large;">[[{{ll|Content}}|Other versions in English (including much smaller ones without images)]]</div>
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<div style="float: {{autoalign}}; clear: {{autoalign}}; margin-bottom: 1em; font-size: large;">[[{{ll|Content_in_all_languages}}|Other (than English) languages...]]</div>
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Kiwix is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software free software] ([https://kiwix.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/kiwix/moulinkiwix/COPYING GPL3]), that means you can freely copy, modify and spread it.
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<div style="float: {{revautoalign}}; clear: {{revautoalign}};">[[{{ll|Software}}|Other systems...]]</div>
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'''Kiwix''' is an offline reader for web content. It's software intended to make Wikipedia available without using the internet, but it is potentially suitable for all HTML content. Kiwix supports the [https://www.openzim.org ZIM format], a highly compressed open format with additional meta-data.
  
===Kiwix reader===
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Kiwix is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software free software], which means you can freely [[{{ll|development}}|copy, modify and distribute]] it.
  
First of all, download Kiwix reader with regards to the operating system you're using. The size is fewer than 22 megabytes and no installations is required. You should only extract it and then go to the next section and download a Zim file.
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Kiwix is mostly installed in schools, universities and libraries which can't afford a broadband Internet access. It is much faster than the Internet and also can be used by many institutions to save bandwidth and reader's time. But many people use Kiwix for their own personal purposes, for example, of people suffering from censorship or prisoners.
  
'''Note:''' You can ignore this step if you are a Windows user and you want to download '''Portable Pre-indexed ZIM''' from the next section.
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Kiwix is really easy to use. It provides a range of features which make usage comfortable:
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* Full text search engine
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* Bookmarks & Notes
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* HTTP server
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* PDF/HTML export
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* User interface in more than 100 languages
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* Tabs navigation
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* Integrated content manager and downloader
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* [[{{ll|Features}}|More features...]]
  
In order to read the Wikipedia articles offline, download the Zim file relating to the specific Wikipedia you want.
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Kiwix is small and efficient software, usable on lower powered or old computers. It runs on a large range of operating systems, on Android and on the three main PC operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and GNU/Linux distributions.
To view the full list of ZIM files, click on "'''→ Full list with all languages...'''" below the table.
 
  
There are two kinds of downloads:
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<div style="text-align: {{revautoalign}}; padding-top: 1em; padding-bottom: 1em;">'''[[{{ll|Software}}|More about how to download, install and use Kiwix...]]'''</div>
* '''Non-indexed ZIM''' contains only a ZIM file and you may want to [[Special:MyLanguage/ZIM Indexing|index]] it to be able to use the fulltext search.
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* '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''' contains Kiwix application ''only for Windows or Linux'' with an indexed ZIM file. So you should download the Kiwix reader from the previous section if you're not a Windows user. The ZIM file may be split into several 2 gigabytes parts to be compatible with FAT32 filesystems.
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'''Note:''' The pre-indexed ZIM files could be copied in the different computers with Windows/Linux operating systems, Mac users may face some problems.
 
  
'''Note:''' There are two options to download for each non-indexed and pre-indexed versions:
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* '''Direct download''' which downloads the file directly from Wikimedia Foundation servers.
 
* '''Bittorent''' which downloads the file with a torrent software.
 
  
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* [http://input.kiwix.org Leave us a feedback or an idea]
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* [http://reportabug.kiwix.org Report a bug] or [http://requestafeature.kiwix.org request a feature]
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* Email:  contact (at) kiwix.org
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* Jabber: kelson (at) kiwix.org
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* IRC: #kiwix on irc.freenode.net [irc://irc.freenode.net/kiwix join] or [http://chat.kiwix.org use the web interface]
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;'''[http://input.kiwix.org/why.html?version=0.9-rc2 Please, send us a feedback about your motivations to download Kiwix!]'''
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You can try [[Compile Kiwix|compiling Kiwix]] for yourself. The application source code can be downloaded [http://sourceforge.net/projects/kiwix/files/0.9_rc2/kiwix-0.9-rc2-src.tar.gz/download &dArr; here]. Otherwise, try one of the pre-compiled versions.
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* [http://reportabug.kiwix.org Report a bug] or [http://requestafeature.kiwix.org request a feature].
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* Email: contact (at) kiwix.org
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* Mailing-list (public archive):
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Kiwix enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere or in Jail, Kiwix gives you access to the whole human knowledge. You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD! Do you want to know more?
What Kiwix is...
What Kiwix is...
Kiwix 0.9 alpha1 screenshot en.png
Kiwix with Wikipedia content

Kiwix is an offline reader for web content. It's software intended to make Wikipedia available without using the internet, but it is potentially suitable for all HTML content. Kiwix supports the ZIM format, a highly compressed open format with additional meta-data.

Kiwix is free software, which means you can freely copy, modify and distribute it.

Kiwix is mostly installed in schools, universities and libraries which can't afford a broadband Internet access. It is much faster than the Internet and also can be used by many institutions to save bandwidth and reader's time. But many people use Kiwix for their own personal purposes, for example, of people suffering from censorship or prisoners.

Kiwix is really easy to use. It provides a range of features which make usage comfortable:

  • Full text search engine
  • Bookmarks & Notes
  • HTTP server
  • PDF/HTML export
  • User interface in more than 100 languages
  • Tabs navigation
  • Integrated content manager and downloader
  • More features...

Kiwix is small and efficient software, usable on lower powered or old computers. It runs on a large range of operating systems, on Android and on the three main PC operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and GNU/Linux distributions.

Contact us!
Contact us!
Participate
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