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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:55 pm 
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How about an Off-Line Wikipedia Widget?

Wikipedia's content is available for download (less than 4GB) and off-line browsing:

http://collison.ie/wikipedia-iphone/
http://users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~ttsio ... fline.html
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/1 ... pedia.html

A good widget would provide not only search features (and text hyperlinks enabled), but also display the on-line Wikipedia looks.

But I'll settle for a text-only initial version.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:29 pm 
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polymathe wrote:
How about an Off-Line Wikipedia Widget?

But I'll settle for a text-only initial version.


try this:

http://static.wikipedia.org/downloads/April_2007/en/

the 7z files are compressed html files.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:10 pm 
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pwright8 wrote:
polymathe wrote:
How about an Off-Line Wikipedia Widget?

But I'll settle for a text-only initial version.


try this:

http://static.wikipedia.org/downloads/April_2007/en/

the 7z files are compressed html files.


I tried extracting it with 7zip, but didn't work. Are there any special enstructions?


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I think WinRar supports decompressing 7zip files: http://www.rarlab.com/


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I haven't downloaded anything yet, but how are you making this work? What's actually in the files?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:19 pm 
I'm also kind of interested in the possibility of running an offline version of wikipedia. I see that the text only version noted earlier is 4 GB once extracted.

Does anyone have a figure for what size the text + image version is (english language)?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:39 pm 
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Are any of these worth downloading?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:29 pm 
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oh cool, I've been looking for an offline version of wikipedia that can update itself for my laptop. When I get my new comp i'll probably use this.


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I've gone with this:

http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/ ... chools.htm

over 4000 articles, 24,000 pics.. something to read on the train


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:42 pm 
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pwright8 wrote:
I've gone with this:

http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/ ... chools.htm

over 4000 articles, 24,000 pics.. something to read on the train
What do you do with it when you've downloaded it please


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Short answer: Unzip and Browse :D

Longer answer: qood question... what I did was unzip to \data\wiki
on the archos, then use the file browser to open the \data\wiki\index.htm file each time I want to use it...
But another option would be to unzip the file to \info on the archos
then it might be accessible from the Info button on the main menu


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:39 pm 
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Thanks pwright8 i'll try that when I get some free time :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:19 pm 
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they're probably not going to work since the archos is on a FAT file system which has a 2gb file size limit, meaning you can't transfer files larger than 2gb, you said it's less than 4gb so i'm assuming it's larger than 3gb meaning you can't transfer it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:48 pm 
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Hubbard wrote:
they're probably not going to work since the archos is on a FAT file system which has a 2gb file size limit, meaning you can't transfer files larger than 2gb, you said it's less than 4gb so i'm assuming it's larger than 3gb meaning you can't transfer it.

the compressed archive is around 4GB, but it contains thousands of html-files and images and needs to be extracted to the archos before you can browse it, so the file size is not a problem

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:38 pm 
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in that case since it's just a whole lot of .html files then you should easily be able to do it, it actually should work natively you would just use the file manager to open the index.html and it'll open in opera. however you'll need to extract all the files on your pc then transfer them because zipped/compressed will still count as one file, I'll look into it and test it out. I'll get back to you on it.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:54 pm 
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Of all the releases which is the most comprehensive and updated..?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:28 pm 
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Just go to the current one

Code:
http://static.wikipedia.org/downloads/current/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:51 pm 
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Any practical achievements on this?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:04 pm 
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Asheboy wrote:
Just go to the current one

Code:
http://static.wikipedia.org/downloads/current/


for the english version of above, check this out:

http://static.wikipedia.org/downloads/current/en/

megrim wrote:
Any practical achievements on this?


Well, after downloading it, it extracts to....





get ready for it...








~208GB!!!!!!!


That is huge.

Now, i may have a 250gb archos 5, but i need the space for other things as well!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:36 am 
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What sites are there that are like wikipedia? I am in the process of writing an article about a local author in my area. However, according to wikipedia's guidelines, the article will be deleted since she is not a famous author like Stephen King.
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