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Hey Folks.

How can i remove all the language that I know i will never need...? The reason I'd like to remove it is to free up space, if that's even possible?

 

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Hey Folks.

How can i remove all the language that I know i will never need...? The reason I'd like to remove it is to free up space, if that's even possible?

As mentioned, "Monolingual" but read the FAQ at the site, especially if you have the latest Adobe and MS Office 08 installed. They won't update properly if the languages are missing.

And the key name for the language folders ends with ".lproj" which you can search for using "EasyFind". Just DO NOT remove any 'english.lproj' or 'en.lprog' folders. Your Mac won't run if you do. So - if in doubt - don't delete.

Before running Monolingual, use your International pref pane and use the Edit button and un-check all but the various english languages and Monolingual will automatically have all but those selected in the languages tab. But DO check the Monolingual language list for other 'english' variations you might have.

PS: Your attached pict shows the 'imput' tab selection. Those are keyboard mapping layouts and not "languages".

With all the other stuff that Monolingual can remove, one can usually save 2-3 GB of HD space!! ;-)

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I would be very leery of using Monolingual to remove PPC architecture items. Many reports on this forum of problems resulting. Should be fine if you just use it to remove unwanted languages other than the previously noted issue.
 

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I would be very leery of using Monolingual to remove PPC architecture items. Many reports on this forum of problems resulting. Should be fine if you just use it to remove unwanted languages other than the previously noted issue.
The proper and updated Monolingual version is smart enough to show the user what code the user is actually using with their particular Intel or PPC Mac.

If the PPC Mac user wants to remove the PPC code for some strange bizarre reason from their PPC Mac, then yes, Monolingual can do so. Likewise for removing Intel code from an Intel Mac.

But any user doing so to remove the particular PPC/Intel codes on the PPC/Intel Mac they are using would have to have some strange reason for doing so or else they're just suffering from a rectal/cranial inversion.

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Hey fellas.

Thanks for the help... I guess i don't do anything, i dont want to screw anything up :(-
 

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With all the other stuff that Monolingual can remove, one can usually save 2-3 GB of HD space!! ;-)
Just one more reason not to bother with Monolingual...

In the context of recent and even not so recent Macs this 2-3gigs id relatively insignificant representing as it does only a mere 2-3% of a 100 gig drive.
 

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Hey fellas.

Thanks for the help... I guess i don't do anything, i dont want to screw anything up :(-
A wise decision.

One effective and safe way to eliminate a lot of cruft is to re-run the OS X installer and do a custom install - just don't install languages, printer drivers, etc. that you won't use.
 

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A wise decision.

One effective and safe way to eliminate a lot of cruft is to re-run the OS X installer and do a custom install - just don't install languages, printer drivers, etc. that you won't use.
Not really. As soon as you run the various updates much of that language bloat reappears.
 

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A wise decision.

One effective and safe way to eliminate a lot of cruft is to re-run the OS X installer and do a custom install - just don't install languages, printer drivers, etc. that you won't use.
I agree with your comment but I hate to let you know, but only parts of your suggestion will help - ie:don't install languages, printer drivers, etc. that you won't use. (Assuming they won't be needed by some or most users.)

The surplus " .lprog" language folders will still get installed, along with surplus keyboard layouts and PPC/Intel code.

And for those that state 'why bother' - not all Macs have large HDs and I consider all the surplus stuff as unwelcomed Gypsy files camping out on the HD regardless of my HD size, and all of which must be kept maintained by the Mac OS.

Think surplus wear and tear on the HD just to do so if nothing else. ;-)

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Just one more reason not to bother with Monolingual...

In the context of recent and even not so recent Macs this 2-3gigs id relatively insignificant representing as it does only a mere 2-3% of a 100 gig drive.
Removing that 2-3 GBs will save both cloning and restore time and that in itself is reason enough to remove them. Perhaps someone who is using the latest version of Monolingual can check to see if it is possible to set up application specific exceptions when removing languages.
 

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Removing that 2-3 GBs will save both cloning and restore time and that in itself is reason enough to remove them. Perhaps someone who is using the latest version of Monolingual can check to see if it is possible to set up application specific exceptions when removing languages.

Monolingual has always had that option AFAIK. and is set up in its Preferences.

Directions for doing so at the sites FAQ if needed, but pretty self explanatory.
Add the application and un-check the 'cleaning' check boxes.

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Monolingual has always had that option AFAIK. and is set up in its Preferences.

Directions for doing so at the sites FAQ if needed, but pretty self explanatory.
Add the application and un-check the 'cleaning' check boxes.

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Thanks since I use Tiger I am still able to run Delocalizer which I prefer to Monolingual. For Leopard users Monolingual is THE way to go. I have it installed but really have never looked at it that closely.
 

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Thanks since I use Tiger I am still able to run Delocalizer which I prefer to Monolingual. For Leopard users Monolingual is THE way to go. I have it installed but really have never looked at it that closely.
Hmmm... yes, DeLocalizer was a great and a safe utility in its day, and/but not knowing what applications you have installed, I would STRONGLY suggest you switch to using Monolingual instead with it's available cleaning options, and do any quick learning as to how it works and the options it can provide.

DeLocalizer was pulled from the bombich download site, and even the respected Mac software support sites even during the Mac Tiger era which should tell you something and no support nor options for any 'cleaning..

Time to switch your Mac 'cleaning' app. And there are others available if you want to check but I (and my clients) prefer the control when using the latest Monolingual.

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