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Founded by: Emmanuel Engelhart
Status: Active
Language: Multilingual
Edit mode: LoginToEdit
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
Main topic: Software
Backups: 2014-02-27
Wiki size: 504 article pages see stats

(As of: 2022-05-01)

This article is for the wiki site that supports the Kiwix software.

Kiwix is an offline reader for online content like Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, or TED Talks. It makes knowledge available to people with no or limited internet access. The software, as well as the content, is free to use for anyone. It is potentially suitable for all HTML content. Kiwix supports the ZIM format, a highly compressed open file format with additional meta-data.

Kiwix is a non-profit, and is open source and free software, which means you can freely copy, modify, and distribute it.

Kiwix is mostly installed in schools, universities, and libraries which can't afford a broadband internet access. It is much faster than the internet, and also can be used by many institutions to save bandwidth and reader's time. But many people use Kiwix for their own personal purposes, for example, of people suffering from censorship, or prisoners.

Kiwix is small and efficient software, usable on lower powered or old computers. It runs on a large range of operating systems; on Android, and on the three main PC operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and GNU / Linux distribution.

Kiwix enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere, or in jail; Kiwix gives you access to the whole human knowledge. You don't need internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive, or DVD!

Originally concentrating on Wikipedia, Kiwix now also includes content from Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, and Wikispecies, along with many more English language websites, along with content in many more different languages.

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