Shamela – المكتبة الشاملة

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Seems to be the stable version since 2011.

Application Details:

Version: 3.64
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.7

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

All the major functionalities (with workarounds).

What does not

The help window doesn't appear (but there is documentation on the web site).

In a clean Wine prefix, it crashes when opening books.

The legend of the icons don't appear in a legible Arabic script, so you have to rely on external documentation to know their meaning. The official site seems to provide a complete one.


First of all, to get it display Arabic language properly, follow the instructions here :

(Notice that you may have to uncomment the line "ar_SA.UTF-8" in you /etc/locale.gen and to run "sudo locale-gen".)

Run "winetricks wsh57 vcrun6".

What was not tested

Anything but downloading, reading and searching books, and change preferences.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

There is a nice review here, with some technical insights and references to alternative book repositories :

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64May 01 20194.7N/A Yes YesSilverBastien DUMONT 

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