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'''Kiwix''' is an offline reader for Web content. It's especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline (see <span style="float: right;">[[Special:MyLanguage/featuresWikipedia|featuresDo you want to know more?]]). With Kiwix, you can enjoy </span>| style="vertical-align: top; width: 300px; padding-left: 1em; padding-right: 1em;" |{{Wikipedia download button|tooltip=Download the whole Wikipedia on a boat, in the middle of nowhereEnglish • 18 GB||image=Wikipedia-logo-v2-en.png|title=Download Wikipedia|subtitle=. or in Jail. Kiwix manages to do that by reading ZIM files, a highly compressed open format with additional meta-data.using Bittorrent}}|}
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.{{Widget |title=What Kiwix is a [ free software] ([ GPL3]), that means you can freely copy, modify and spread it |logobackground= Bluebg_rounded_croped.png{{Identi |logo=}}svg |px==Downloads==38 |content=={{ScreenShot|imgsrc=Kiwix reader0.9 alpha1 screenshot en.png|labelsrc=== 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.Wikipedia content}}{{Kiwix download button|Download Kiwix}}'''Note<div style="margin-right:320px;">''' You can ignore this step if you are a Windows user and you want to download Kiwix'''Portable Pre-indexed ZIMis an offline reader for web content. It''' from the next section. {{download}}===Wikipedia files=== In order s a software especially intended to read the make Wikipedia articles offlineavailable without internet, download but it is potentially suitable for all HTML content. Kiwix supports the Zim file relating to the specific Wikipedia you want[http://www.openzim.To view the full list of org ZIM filesformat], click on "'''→ Full list a highly compressed open format with all languages...'''" below the tableadditional meta-data.
There are two kinds of downloads:* '''Non-indexed ZIM''' contains only Kiwix is a ZIM file and you may want to [[Specialhttp:MyLanguage/ZIM Indexing|index]] it to be able to use the fulltext search/en.* '''Portable pre-indexed ZIM''' contains Kiwix application ''only for Windows or Linux'' with an indexed ZIM filewikipedia. So you should download the Kiwix reader from the previous section if org/wiki/Free_software free software], that means you're not a Windows user. The ZIM file may be split into several 2 gigabytes parts to be compatible with FAT32 filesystems.'''Note:''' The pre-indexed ZIM files could be copied in the different computers with Windows/Linux operating systemscan freely copy, Mac users may face some problemsmodify and spread it.
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{{ZIMdumpsKiwix is really easy to use. It provides a range of features which make the usage comfortable:* Full text search engine* Bookmarks & Notes* HTTP server* PDF/HTML export* User interface in more than 80 languages* Tabs navigation* Integrated content manager and downloader* [[Special:MyLanguage/Features|en}}More features...]]
;'''[http://inputKiwix is a pretty small and efficient software.kiwixYou can perfectly use it with small or old computers.orgIt runs on a big range of operating systems and on the three main PC operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and GNU/why.html?version=0Linux distributions.9-rc2 Please, send us a feedback about your motivations to download Kiwix!]'''
<span style== Compilation =="float: right; padding-top: 1em; padding-bottom: 1em;">[[Special:MyLanguage/Software|More about how to download, install and use Kiwix...]]</span>
You can try [[Compile Kiwix|compiling Kiwix]] for yourself. The application source code can be downloaded [ &dArr; here]. Otherwise, try one of the pre-compiled versions.
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* Email: contact (at)
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** [ kiwix-testing (at)] for software testing concerns
** [ kiwix-svn (at)] to be kept informed about SVN commits
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