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A free, open-source, offline Wikipedia application

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Description

XOWA is a desktop application for reading and editing Wikipedia offline

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Categories

Library, Wiki

License

Affero GNU Public License

Features

  • Displays all articles from Wikipedia without an internet connection
  • Works with any Wikimedia wiki, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikivoyage
  • Works with any non-English language wiki such as French Wikipedia, German Wikisource, Dutch Wikivoyage, etc.
  • Works with other specialized wikis such as Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, or any other MediaWiki generated dump
  • Renders articles with full HTML formatting
  • Downloads images and other files on demand
  • Updates your wiki whenever you want, using Wikimedia database backups.
  • Sets up Simple Wikipedia in less than 5 minutes
  • Navigates between offline wikis (click on "Look up this word in Wiktionary" and it will open your offline version of Wiktionary)
  • Edits articles
  • Installs to a flash memory card for portability to other machines
  • Can be customized at many levels: from keyboard shortcuts to HTML layouts to internal options
  • View the HTML for any wiki page
  • Search for any page by title using a Wikipedia-like Search box
  • Browse pages by alphabetical order using Special:AllPages
  • Find a word on a page.
  • Access a history of viewed pages
  • Bookmark your favorite pages.

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  • georgejung
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    I want to download not the whole wikipedia, rather just a category, but in several languages, keeping enabled all the different types of hyperlinks, images, tables etc. so that I can edit the articles, saving the changes, and eventually print it. I'd like to create a file resembling an ebook, where I could see the bookmarks of all the subcategories. Can this be done with Xowa ? If not, what would be the best alternative? Thank you in advance!

    Posted 12/28/2013
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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Java SWT

Programming Language

Java

Registered

2012-12-27
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