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Building a Desktop Wikipedia Checker

Nov 29, 2014, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Mesibov)

I often look something up in Wikipedia when reading non-browser documents, like PDFs, ODTs and emails.

I wanted to have a little desktop window for those look-ups - somewhere I could check Wikipedia without opening a browser and without leaving the document I'm reading. This article describes how I hacked a simple 'desktop Wikipedia checker' with a shell script. Suggestions for improvements welcome in Comments!

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