Small Wikipedia

Small Wikipedia is a little project for offline wikipedia browsing with a moderate footprint and minimal dependencies (the data for the German wikipedia of 5/2007 weighs in at about 720 Megs; a 2010 issue is a bit more than a gig, in early 2014 it's a bit over three Gigs; no database engine is required). Rendering is done through a normal web browser.

Small Wikipedia requires a working Python installation (versions 2.5 and up). New: No C compiler is necessary any more. Check out the README.



You can also check out the subversion repository at

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