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Re: Have you seen OpenZIM?


On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 14:53, Brendan Kidwell <snarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I noticed the name conflict a year or two ago. The 'openZIM' project's
>> web site indicates it was created in 2009. I don't see how they could
>> have missed the existing Zim Desktop Wiki project at that time.
>> I don't understand exactly what openZIM does at a low level. It's not
>> clear at first glance what markup language is used to encode rich
>> text. Why not use the more widely-accepted EPUB format, and create a
>> nice set of EPUB readers for various platforms including UI features
>> geared towards large wikis and large reference works?
> Isn't epub jus an HTML container?

Pretty much. I was just casually thinking out loud that you should be
able to adapt wiki content to it. Also, the most likely place I'd
personally want to consume wiki pages besides my smartphone or my
Internet-connected desktop would be ... a hardware ebook reader.