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Nonno Bassotto
December 9th, 2010, 06:29 PM
I recently discovered that there exist many offline readers for Wikipedia. After googling a bit, the only two which seem to work fine are Okawix (http://www.okawix.com/) and Wikipedia dump reader (https://launchpad.net/wikipediadumpreader).

I cannot use Okawix on my netbook, where I need it, as installing the Wikipedia sources eats all my ram, so I'm left with WDR. The problem is that the Wikimedia server (http://download.wikimedia.org/) holding the dumps has been down for quite a while. Does anybody here have fairly recent dumps for either the Italian or English Wikipedia or for the English Wiktionary which could be shared via torrent or some other means? Thank you very much.

December 9th, 2010, 10:31 PM

archive.org has some listings you may want to look into.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Awikipediadumps%20AND %20language%3A%22English%22

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Awikipediadumps%20AND %20language%3A%22Italian%22

December 9th, 2010, 10:36 PM
There is an official Wikipedia download release:


Nonno Bassotto
December 9th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Thank you, I didn't know the Archive actually archived these big files! :-)