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Mokopedia makes wikipedia accessible on your openmoko phone even without being online because all articles will reside in a compressed filesystem (squashFS) on your SD Card.

You will have to install lighttpd to access a local python script with the web browser of your choice. This script will offer you a text box to easily search your stored articles.

Feature Ideas

Please feel free to add anything that comes to your mind.

  • it will have no pictures - not enough room on any storage media
  • tex forumlas could be generated with a local LaTeX install but this may be too big for the phone
  • all wikipedia versions except the english one will fit on a 1GB SDCard (tested with the second largest wikipedia (german)) - compressability tests with en-wiki in progress
  • support for stripped down wikipedia versions (100MB, 500MB)

Development Status

  • I finished writing the perl and bash scripts for optimizing your wikipedia html dump. To obtain the dumps goto The scripts will soon be available on the mokopedia projects site on
  • lighttpd is working on openmoko as a light webserver without too much overhead
  • python script for accessing the articles is nearly finished


A big thank to the following people:

  • kahuna for bringing me back to the ideo of mokopedia as served html to a browser of your choice
  • fgau for trying out everything I wrote on his neo
  • thomasg for suggesting the use of a compressed file system
  • everyone on #neo1973germany

All you guys helped me a lot!!