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Old 12-30-2009, 03:29 AM   #1
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Offline wikipedia on pocketbooks

Hi,

I'm looking for a way to get wikipedia on my pocketbook 360.
Google gave me some tracks:
- http://users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~tt...iaOffline.html which needs very few work on the dump (just split and index article title) but needs several tools/lib on the reader (python, php, perl, xapian)
- aardict but need a really long conversion process.

Does anyone have another idea?

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Old 12-30-2009, 06:23 AM   #2
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In case you have not seen it, there is an Offline Wikipedia for the Irex Iliad. This approach isn't immediately applicable to the PocketBooks, though, because it requires a web browser.
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Have you considered using the dictionary tools?
Wikipedia (subsets) can be found as DVD-image downloads of essentially pure HTML and as xml query subsets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_database
It should not be impossible to convert one of the downloads to a standard dictionary format or to XDXF and then use the conversion tools to produce a Wikipedia "dictionary". Of course, how to bridge that divide is an exercise for the student.

Theoretically it could instead be converted to a searchable epub or FB2 ebook with embedded hyperlinks but I doubt the resulting multi-GB file would even open.

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Thx wallcraft, I will take a look on the irex solution.

fjtorres, I've think about dictionary tool but I'm not sure pocketbook will handle dictionary with GB of data.

The other issue is the format: I'd like to get an output close to wikipedia website. Do you know if pocketbook dictionary handle simple html code?

It seems to me that the epub solution isn't realistic.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:20 PM   #5
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In case you have not seen it, there is an Offline Wikipedia for the Irex Iliad. This approach isn't immediately applicable to the PocketBooks, though, because it requires a web browser.
Just thinking: PB 302 has a wifi card. So it will probably integrate a web browser... which could be available for other pocketbook. So the irex solution could work fine with few work

Does anyone could confirm a web browser will be available on pocketbooks?
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have you looked in here. There's an EPUB version available. I've used it in my PB360, but it's just too big, and not too easy to navigate.
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