Zim-tools 3.0.0 is out!

After announcing the libzim7 release a month ago, we are proud to follow-up with the release of version 3.0.0 of the Zim-tools. Zim-tools is the Swiss-army knife for manipulating ZIM files and is actually a suite of command line tools (more info on building and...

Libzim 7 is out!

This is with great joy that we can announce the official release of libzim 7.0.0. This is one of the biggest releases we have ever made: Almost one year of effort; 15,000 lines of code changed; Nearly 100 tickets closed; Code coverage increased from 50% to 85%. What...
Here’s what impact looks like

Here’s what impact looks like

How do you define success? How do you know that your project is really having an impact? Ross Patrick Azogbonon is a teacher in Benin. We’d never heard of him before he simply tweeted this photo a couple of weeks ago. He found Kiwix to be so useful that he and...
Offline connectivity in Ghana: How they do it

Offline connectivity in Ghana: How they do it

Maxwell Beganim is an Educator at the Tertiary and Secondary level. He is also a Wikipedian, a member of Open Foundation West Africa and wanted to train students on Open Knowledge. But he needed a solution to a long standing problem of connectivity in the region. How...
Ladakhipedia offline.

Ladakhipedia offline.

In villages of the Indian Himalayas of Ladakh, over 75% of students and adult learners have had no access to learning since the start of the COVID 19 crisis. Many places don’t have 3G towers in their villages. Most can’t afford the high data charges...

Internet in einer Box

Wie kommt “das Internet” in entlegene Gebiete? Das Antwort liegt in der heutigen Österreich 1-Matrix-Sendung! https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20210709/644820/Internet-in-a-box Früher bei der Ö1:...

Learn English with Voice of America on Kiwix

Voice of America’s Learning English is a Youtube channel with over 1.6M subscribers and whose sole purpose is to help people learn (American) English. And as for all content developed by US civil servants, it is in the Public Domain. For the past couple of years...

Kiwix technical status, Summer 2021

Here is a technical status report that was sent by Emmanuel Engelhart, our CTO, to the Kiwix Board of Directors in June 2021. Minor edits for clarity. Dear Board members, I wanted to share a new general technology update before our next meeting. As a reminder, you can...

In the news again

This time an interview on Website Planet: why Kiwix, what’s up, where the field of offline access is going. Check it out!