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Kiwix recommends using [//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent BitTorrent]</translate>]]
 
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'''Kiwix''' is perfect for reading many different types of content - like for example '''Wikipedia''' - offline.  In order to read and enjoy the Wikipedia articles offlineall of them, you will need:
# [[Software|Kiwix (the software)]]
# The [http://www.openzim.org ZIM file] with the content of the specific linguistic Wikipedia the user want (e.g. English).# Optionally, the pre-index ZIM file allows full-text searches.</translate> == <translate><!--T:22-->Download</translate> == <!--T:2--> <translate><!--T:13-->To obtain Wikipedia offline on your computer, you can download the components separately or download a ready-to use package:* '''Non-indexed ZIM''' files contain only a ZIM file. This allows you to search for articles by title, including suggestions. You may want to [[Special:MyLanguage/ZIM Indexing|index]] later if you need to do full-text searches.* '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''' files contain the Kiwix software with a pre-indexed ZIM file. Everything is compressed in a ZIP file. For now, these packages work only with Microsoft Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux (but neither for Android nor for iOS). In these packages, the ZIM files may be split into several two gigabytes parts to be compatible with FAT32 file systems (which might be useful in particular with Android).</translate> <translate><!--T:14-->The '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''' is always a little bit bigger than the '''Non-indexed ZIM''' file, but if you have enough bandwidth, we recommend users to download it. It's the easiest way to have a ready-to offline Wikipedia reader and this package can be easily redistributedchoice.</translate>
<translate><!--T:15-->There are two One time [[Software|Kiwix (the software)]] is installed you have many ways to download each a content (file):* '''With Kiwix''' if your version of Kiwix allows it. One time you have open Kiwix, go then to the Kiwix internal library to pick your content.* '''BitTorrent''' (recommended) which downloads the file with a [http://www.qbittorrent.org/ torrent software]. Using BitTorrent you save our bandwidth and you get the certainty that your file won't get corrupted during the download process.* '''Direct download''' which downloads the file directly with your browser. If you already have Kiwix installed on your computer, we recommend you to download this ZIM file from the internal Kiwix library.</translate>

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