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A password generator following the idea of http://xkcd.com/936/, based on random words from a random Wikipedia article. This way it's possible to have more uncommon words than from a dictionary and you can choose Wikipedia sites in different languages. Remembering words in your mother tongue should be easier.
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xkcd-wiki-pwgen

This is another password generator inspired by http://xkcd.com/936/, but based on random words from a random Wikipedia article. There exist already some webpages implementing a similar algorithm, but they use only English words and presumably use any kind of dictionary. However, by using Wikipedia as word source, it's possible to have more uncommon words than from a dictonary and you can also choose Wikipedia sites in different languages. As indicated by the comic, remembering words in your mother tongue is easier than a bunch random characters. The generator also includes the password strength meter zxcvbn.

To view the password generator follow this link:
https://thorbur.github.io/xkcd-wiki-pwgen/index.html

Other projects on GitHub based on the same idea:

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