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[[File:bittorrent.jpg|{{revautoalign}}|thumb|'''Attention: do not download new zim files if you are Kiwix recommends using Kiwix for desktop 0.9''']]'''Kiwix''' is perfect for reading '''Wikipedia''' offline. In order to read and enjoy the Wikipedia articles offline, you will need:# Kiwix (the software)# The [ ZIM file/wiki/BitTorrent BitTorrent]]] with the content of the specific linguistic Wikipedia the user want (e.g. English).# Optionally, the pre-index ZIM file allows full-text searches.
== Download == <!'''Kiwix''' is perfect for reading many different types of content -like for example '''Wikipedia''' -T:2-->offline.
To obtain Wikipedia offline on your computerIn order to read and enjoy all of them, you can download the components separately or download a ready-to use packagewill need:* '''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 IndexingSoftware|indexKiwix (the software)]] later if you need to do full-text searches.* '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''' files contain the Kiwix software with a pre-indexed ZIM file# The [http://www. Everything is compressed in a ZIP fileopenzim. 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 org 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)the content of your choice.
The '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''' One time [[Software|Kiwix (the software)]] is always installed you have many ways to download a little bit bigger than the content (file):* '''Non-indexed ZIMWith Kiwix''' file, but if your version of Kiwix allows it. One time you have enough bandwidthopen Kiwix, we recommend users go then to download it. It's the easiest way Kiwix internal library to have a ready-to offline Wikipedia reader and this package can be easily redistributedpick your contentThere are two ways to download each file:* '''BitTorrent''' (recommended) which downloads the file with a [ 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.
== Usage See also == <!--T:9-->
[[File:Kiwix_0.9_alpha1_screenshot_en.png|{{revautoalign}}|thumb|Kiwix displaying an article of Wikipedia]]
If you have downloaded a '''Non-indexed ZIM''' file, then you only need to open it with Kiwix (downloaded separately) and if you need to, index it in addition.
If you have downloaded the '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''', you will need to unzip it before using. Once it is unzipped you can find the Kiwix executable in the "kiwix" directory if you are using Microsoft Windows or in "kiwix-linux" directory if you are using GNU/Linux.
== See also == <!--T:9-->
* [[Special:MyLanguage/Help|Help]]
* [[Special:MyLanguage/Software|Software]]

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