Wikipedia & Linterweb

15 March 2011

Archives of the version 0.8 of the English speaking Wikipedia now available on the Okawix website

Filed under: wikiwix — Matthieu @ 17:33

We’ve got some news for you about Okawix, the off-line Wikipedia reader that was developed by the web company Linterweb, and whose search engine is our other program Wikiwix.

First of all, Linterweb is collaborating once again with the English speaking Wikipedia 1.0 community. The Wikipedia 1.0 project plans to implement content review, to produce a filtered snapshot of the English speaking Wikipedia, to publish a core set of articles thanks to a selection based on a combination of importance and quality. This project is still under way. A first 0.5 version containing a collection of almost 2,000 core articles has been released in April 2007. Then, another pre-version, the version 0.7, containing around 31,000 articles, was released quite a while ago. Well… The news is that the next version, the version 0.8, containing this time around 47,300 articles, has now been released in the form of a .okawix archive, so that you can download the .okawix archive of the version 0.8 through the use of the Okawix software, or directly from our website. Then the software Okawix will allow you to read the articles of the Wikipedia 0.8 off-line, or, among other things, to find specific articles with the help of our integrated Wikiwix search engine, …

Well, if you would like to learn more about Okawix, we encourage you to visit and read our blog, especially the article “Introduction to Okawix“.

Enjoy your time with Okawix!

Yours sincerely , Matthieu.

Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:

  • Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website;, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
  • Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
  • a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
  • a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.

The version 0.8 of the English speaking Wikipedia on the archive download page of Okawix

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi Matthieu,

    For others who might wonder how wikipedia-0.8 size compares with that of en.wikipedia:

    After processing of the *.okawix creates the folder with the zeno file and indexes, here are the totals:

    wikipedia-0.8 5.36G (includes images)

    en.wikipedia 7.8G (without images)

    en.wikipedia 27.3G (includes images)

    Since downloading the *.okawix files and the images for en.wikipedia within Okawix failed, I downloaded them with Firefox. Then it was a simple matter to import the *.okawix files (“add corpus to local file”), which created the folders with zeno files and indexes.

    Comment by greg — 22 March 2011 @ 22:34

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