Emmanuel Engelhart and Offline html to pdf Gaudin in 2007. The contents of Wikipedia should be available for everyone! This is why I have launched the
Emmanuel Engelhart and Offline html to pdf Gaudin in 2007. The contents of Wikipedia should be available for everyone! This is why I have launched the Kiwix project.
After becoming a Wikipedia editor in 2004, Emmanuel Engelhart became interested in developing offline versions of Wikipedia. 2003, was a trigger for the project. Open Source Award in 2015. The software is designed as an offline reader for web content. It is used on computers without an internet connection, computers with a slow or expensive connection, and to avoid censorship.
Compression saves disk space and bandwidth. The ZIM files are then opened with Kiwix, which looks and behaves like a web browser. Kiwix offers full text search, tabbed navigation and the option to export articles to PDF and HTML. Kiwix content, and make it available to other computers on a network. The other computers see an ordinary website. A list of content available on Kiwix is available for download, including language-specific sublists.
Content can be loaded through Kiwix itself. Since 2014, most Wikipedia versions are available for download in various different languages. For English Wikipedia, a full version containing pictures as well as alternative version containing text only can be downloaded from the archive. This allows users to save disk space and bandwidth while downloading. Wikimedia Foundation, which are updated twice a month. Kiwix archive as ZIM file formats. As a software development project, Kiwix itself is not directly involved in deployment projects.
However, third party organisations do use the software as a component of their own projects. Universities and libraries that can’t afford broadband Internet access. Swiss NGO specialized in education. At sea and in other remote areas.