I have released DSwiki v0.1beta1.
DSwiki it is an offline viewer for the wikipedia or all other wikis which are based on the mediawiki framework.
This version now supports (nearly) arbitrary large Wikis, e.g. the english Wikipedia can be completely read.
Download it from http://dswiki.googlecode.com/files/DSwiki-0.1beta1.zip
A sample wiki (German Wikiquotes) is available here: http://dswiki.googlecode.com/files/D...ample-data.zip
The interface language is german, but there are only some status messages.
Pre-made wikipedia-dumps for DSwiki
Deutsche Edition: http://dswiki.googlecode.com/files/D...080712.torrent
Wichtig: Nach dem Download ist der Index-Bugfix von http://dswiki.googlecode.com/files/f...i-20080712.rar
herunterzuladen, mit dem zwei Dateien überschrieben werden müssen.
English edition: http://dswiki.googlecode.com/files/D...080724.torrent
Important: Download the index-bugfix http://dswiki.googlecode.com/files/f...i-20080724.rar
too and overwrite one files with it. In addition, the big file has to be split, follow the instructions in the included README.
More instructions on the installation and usage can be found in the README below. Two images are attached, the first showing a normal wiki article, the second showing the very good Unicode support.
Please test DSwiki and give me some feedback.
DSwiki is an offline viewer for Wiki markup, for example for the
Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wiktionaries, ...
DSwiki is NOT a web browser!
DSwiki is optimal for all people with a Nintendo DS that like to
have their information "portable", but cannot access the Internet
directly. So far, no Program was very good in displaying the
Wikipedia on the DS. NewDictS can display an uncompressed dump, but
this dump is outdated, and the Wikipedia has grown dramatically
since then, so compression was absolutely necessary. In addition,
most homebrew programs can't handle UTF-8.
DSwiki is based on
-- NewDictS <http://tvgame360.com.tw/viewthread.php?tid=21913&extra=&page=1>
Thanks to sesa for graphics-/unicode- and font-routines
-- Wiki2Touch <http://code.google.com/p/wiki2touch/>
Thanks to Tom Haukap for the file format and index routines
-- libbzip2 <http://bzip.org/>
-- Terminus fonts <http://www.is-vn.bg/hamster/>
-- GNU Unifont <http://www.czyborra.com/unifont/> [DOWN]
Thanks to Roman Czyborra
-- Get the complete(!) Wikipedia on a Nintendo DS. The English language
edition fits on a 4GB storage device, the German edition is just 1.1GB.
-- Quite good handling of internal links. Alternative display text
and appended letters are supported to create the same look as
in the online version.
-- Very good Unicode/UTF8-Support (as much - or as little - as the
underlying font covers).
-- Fast and easy searchable index.
-- A cache to navigate quickly the history of visited pages.
-- Much better markup display
-- Improved Search (advanced input)
-- Navigation by document structure (jump to headlines or
jump from link to link as in text browsers)
-- "Find as you type" inside an article
-- Memory saving font handling, switching between fonts on the fly
At the moment DSwiki can't do more than display mostly unformatted
wiki markup of articles (but word and line breaks and a proportional
font make it easy readable).
DSwiki works as follows:
A random article will be loaded at the start.
Up/Down: Scroll one line backward/forward
Left/Right: Scroll one page backward/forward
Stylus: Follow a link on the bottom screen
L/R: Go one page back/forward in history
A: Go to another random article
X: Index-assisted search on/off
Articles names (no unicode yet) can be entered
on the keyboard.
Touching the red button clears the input field.
The D-Pad navigates through the index.
The L/R-buttons do bigger steps.
The current highlighted article name can be loaded
* touching the green button
* pressing A
* touching Enter on the virtual keyboard
1. Copy DSwiki.nds somewhere on your flash card, DLDI-patch it if
2. Create dumps of your favorite wiki or download already prepared ones.
Visit <http://code.google.com/p/dswiki/wiki/Dumps> for a list.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD THESE DUMPS AT THE MOMENT.
They were compiled with a buggy indexer, so the sorting
may be bad for some articles, others may not load.
I prepared new dumps with a correct indexer, and at the
moment, I'm working on a way to host these files on a
reliable organization's server.
3. Copy all files with the extensions
db? [ ? = one letter, typically "a" or "b", "z" is used in older versions ]
into the root directory of your flash card.
-- Surely many ;-) Please report them!