Zekr is an open platform Quran study tool for simply browsing and researching on the Holy Quran. It is a Quran-based project, planned to be a universal, open source, and cross-platform application to perform most of the usual refers to Quran. The main idea is to build an as generic as possible platform to accept different Islamic resources.
Zekr is written in Java, on Eclipse platform, and uses SWT as widget toolkit.
It works on different platforms, including Windows (2k, XP, Vista), Linux (most important distributions), and Mac. It requires Java 1.4.2 (or newer)
Installing Zekr from Ubuntu Multiverse Repository
Add extra Ubuntu/Debian repositories using the Software Sources application, which can be found in the menu: System -> Administration -> Software Sources. Check main, universe, and multiverse repositories (They are necessary for getting sun-java and some additional fonts and flashplugin). Run the following command to update the your package cache:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zekr sudo apt-get install ttf-sil-scheherazade ttf-farsiweb
Install Quran translations for Zekr
sudo dpkg -i zekr-quran-translations-[ab]_all.deb
Upgrading to the Latest Stable version of Zekr and Quran translations
If you like to upgrade to the latest stable version of zekr, which supports Quran Recitation and advanced boolean/regular expression search, follow instructions available here.