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:Hi, We deal with millions of entries (both articles and images). There is no efficient way to update this correctly ''day-by-day'', the amount of data is simply too huge. Our plan is to release a new version one time a month (and this is already running for smaller projects) and to provide incremental update (should be release next year). [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 13:08, 11 December 2014 (CET)
:Hi, We deal with millions of entries (both articles and images). There is no efficient way to update this correctly ''day-by-day'', the amount of data is simply too huge. Our plan is to release a new version one time a month (and this is already running for smaller projects) and to provide incremental update (should be release next year). [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 13:08, 11 December 2014 (CET)
::Well, Can't you just automate that? I'm really looking forward to a verision of Tajiki(tj) wikipedia, Can you make one? I will make an other topic for that though. --[[User:Rayeshman|Rayeshman]] ([[User talk:Rayeshman|talk]]) 16:21, 24 December 2014 (CET)
== New extension ==
Hi Kiwix Team,
First off, thank you for all the work you have done making wikipedia available offline.  Offline is greatly needed for archive and for internet poor countries.  I am involved with a grant proposal for an extension for easy offline xml generation for a wiki. We won't be using the zim format due to the easy of having xml used within a mobile app.  Our goal is to create an extension for use with any mediawiki installation so that offline comparable mobile apps or any application that can parse xml can read the wiki offline.  I would appreciate if you could comment and even support this endeavor as we bring offline support to all the mediawiki installations in an easy to use extension and mobile app for iOS and android.
This will not be a competitor for kiwix as our scope is for smaller mediawiki installations with support for a highly customizable offline sync file that can be styled, customized and tailored mainly for mobile offline use.
Thank you,
Dan Ostermayer
:Dear Dan, thank you for pointing to your request. I'll have a look in detail to it. But, I have been working on offline solution since almost 10 years and I'm sure that using the Mediawiki XML export is not the easiest way to display articles offline. The reason is that this is far more complicated to have an alternative Wikitext parser than just render HTML, even if this HTML is packed in a ZIM file. For the rest I'll ask questions about your requirements on ''meta''... But it looks like that what you try to do is simply the same than Kiwix, so I wonder why we were not in touch before. Re-creating a whole solution ecosystem just because the fulltext search engine is not available on Android or because there is no iOS app. sounds a little bit short as explanation (fulltext search engine might be implemented within a week and an iOS app within a month). Regards. [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 17:45, 21 December 2014 (CET)
== Tajiki Zim file? ==
Hi, Can you make a zim file for Tajiki(tj) wikipedia? I really need it. I searched wikipedia dumps and downloads and there was nothing there. --[[User:Rayeshman|Rayeshman]] ([[User talk:Rayeshman|talk]]) 16:25, 24 December 2014 (CET)
: I will prepare one, but may you please help us to translate Kiwix user interface in Tajiki [!translated&action=translate on Translatewiki] ? [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 19:35, 24 December 2014 (CET)
:: [ published] [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 00:00, 25 December 2014 (CET)
::: I am actually Iranian and my language is Persian(With Persian alphabets) and I'm not fluent in Tajiki which is an accent of Persian but is written in cyrillic script,The Russians did [ that] so nowadays people in Tajikistan use Russain much more than Persian,at least in their online activities!! And I'm going to use this ZIM file and some other things to write an script which can transliterate Tajiki to Persian and vice versa, I'll use my script and Persian translate to make the Tajiki translate available. It will take a while but I will.Thanks a lot for the ZIM file!
:::: Nice. If you are fluent in C++, we would love to integrate such a tool based on libicu transliteration algorithms. [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 18:35, 25 December 2014 (CET)
:::: Tajiki is an accent of Persian so there are some little differences also sometimes there are three or two letters in Persian alphabet for one letter in Tajiki alphabet, so I'm thinking about a sqlite database and an script as API. and unfortunately I'm not good at cpp.
== Unzip errors ==
Downloaded via bittorrent, no problem. Then got these errors when trying to unzip:
UnZip 6.00 of 20 April 2009, by Info-ZIP.
file #1:  bad zipfile offset (local header sig):  46155327025
UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP.
warning: 46155327101 extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile
  (attempting to process anyway)
error: start of central directory not found; zipfile corrupt.
  (please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the
  appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
Unzip 6.00 keeps going, but throws lots of errors; unzip 5.52 stops after what is shown above.
Bittorrent should of course do checksums itself, but I wanted to make sure. So I tried to look on the site for that md5sum, no luck. So tried the other way, did a local md5sum on the file, then searched that via google. That came up with
Which had
So the bottom line is for some reason the zipfile throws errors with what may be the most canonical unzip program. I'm now unziping via the "Keka" program, a GUI front end to 7zip, it seems to be going fine, but that may just be because it's ignoring the errors.
Also I find myself wanting to know the checksums of all of the files inside the zipfile.
I'm planning to put a link to the checksum on  the front page. I'll also try unzipping with different tools on different platforms, if that works out all the same I'll post per-file md5sums, although someone who has access to the original files doing that would be better. It's also be good to know which program is used to make the zipfiles. [[User:Danjcla|Danjcla]] ([[User talk:Danjcla|talk]]) 19:10, 7 January 2015 (CET)
: I guess this is related to [ this]... take a recent version of 7zip and it should work. [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 19:17, 7 January 2015 (CET)
:: That makes sense. should a warning be put up on the main page? This is non-obvious. [[User:Danjcla|Danjcla]] ([[User talk:Danjcla|talk]]) 19:24, 7 January 2015 (CET)
::: There is already an entry in the [[FAQ]], this is enough IMO. [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 19:26, 7 January 2015 (CET)
== Wikispecies download button missing ==
It seems that the Wikispecies download button appears only in the English version of this page. [[User:Kelson|Kelson]], any ideas? [[User:Macofe|Macofe]] ([[User talk:Macofe|talk]]) 00:33, 5 May 2015 (CEST)
:We don't have all projects in all languages. That's why we don't need/have for each kind of button (Wikipedia, Wiktionary, ...) a local version in all languages. Wikispecies is only available in English... that's why we only have it proposed, in the English welcome page. [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 00:54, 5 May 2015 (CEST)
== Hungarian ZIM file ==
I am Hungary Wiki user, and I would like a new hungarian ZIM file. I saw, new files come abc sort, but hu Zim file was skipped.  --[[User:B.Zsolt|B.Zsolt]] ([[User talk:B.Zsolt|talk]]) 13:29, 21 February 2016 (CET)
:Hi, here is the new file [[User:Kelson|Kelson]] ([[User talk:Kelson|talk]]) 14:47, 21 February 2016 (CET)
Thanks! :) --[[User:B.Zsolt|B.Zsolt]] ([[User talk:B.Zsolt|talk]]) 16:13, 22 February 2016 (CET)


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