WikiTaxi [offline Wikipedia reader]

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WikiTaxi [offline Wikipedia reader]

#1 Post by WikiManiac » Mon May 05, 2008 1:45 pm

WikiTaxi is a portable offline-reader for wikis in MediaWiki format. It enables users to search and browse popular wikis like Wikipedia, Wikiquote, or WikiNews, without being connected to the Internet. WikiTaxi works well with different languages like English, German, Turkish, and others.

  • Any Windows version starting from Windows 95 or later. Large File support (greater than 4 GB) for the huge wikis (English only at the time of this writing).
  • 16 MB RAM or less for the WikiTaxi reader, 128 MB recommended for the importer (more for speed).
  • Storage space for the Wiki database. At the moment, this grows to about 6.5 GB for the English Wikipedia, 2 GB for German, less for other Wikis. These figures are likely to grow in the future.
  1. Download WikiTaxi and extract to an empty folder. No installation is otherwise required.
  2. Download the XML database dump (*.xml.bz2) of your favorite wiki.
  3. Run WikiTaxi_Importer.exe to import the database dump into a WikiTaxi database. The importer takes care to uncompress the dump as it imports, so make sure to save your drive space and do not uncompress beforehand.
  4. When the import is finished, start up WikiTaxi.exe and open the generated database file. You can start searching, browsing, and reading immediately.
  5. After a successful import, the XML dump file is no longer needed and can be deleted to reclaim disk space.
  6. To update an offline Wiki for WikiTaxi, download and import a more recent database dump.
For WikiTaxi reading, only two files are required: WikiTaxi.exe and the .taxi database. Copy them to any storage device (memory stick or memory card) or burn them to a CD or DVD and take your Wikipedia with you wherever you go!

Writes settings to:
Application directory's *.ini file.

How to extract:
Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WikiTaxi_Importer.exe once to import a wiki dump. Then just run WikiTaxi.exe for browsing.

Unicode support:
Yes (obviously depending on installed Unicode font).

Freeware for personal use, no restrictions.



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WikiTaxi 1.0.1 released for immediate download

#2 Post by WikiManiac » Mon May 26, 2008 6:54 am

WikiTaxi 1.0.1 has been released.

List of changes:
  • Parser improvements, mostly HTML related.
  • Rendering enhancements: Do not display hidden elements.
  • Add language specific CSS files for the 10 biggest Wikipedias.
Download your free copy from now!

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WikiTaxi 1.0.3

#3 Post by WikiManiac » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:37 am

WikiTaxi 1.0.3 has been released to!

* Parser improvements: HTML tags, fix access violation.
* New math expressions.
* Some internal CSS fixes.
* Form scale fix for large fonts.

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#4 Post by nycjv321 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:56 pm

Cool Application! I was just about to submit it myself but luckily I searched before I wrote my submission well I'll add my vote here at the very least :D

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Re: WikiTaxi [offline Wikipedia reader]

#5 Post by Midas » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:19 am

Very old topic update: WikiTaxi last release is v1.3.0, dated 2010-06-20 (changelog at


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Re: WikiTaxi [offline Wikipedia reader]

#6 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:51 am

Add WikiTaxi to the database:

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