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myrtle14
Aug 4, 2012, 09:15 PM
Question: Is it necessary to remove, from O S 10.8, the pieces
specifically supporting China. Will this free up space on the SSD?

If necessary, where in the Library files would you find the files to
delete?



GREEN4U
Aug 4, 2012, 09:22 PM
Question: Is it necessary to remove, from O S 10.8, the pieces
specifically supporting China. Will this free up space on the SSD?

If necessary, where in the Library files would you find the files to
delete?

Yeah but the Chinese will come after you if they find out you don't support them.

Peace
Aug 4, 2012, 09:23 PM
10.8 has localizations for many languages. Any specific reason you want to remove china ?

This is under the assumption localizations are what you are referring to.

myrtle14
Aug 4, 2012, 09:33 PM
10.8 has localizations for many languages. Any specific reason you want to remove china ?

This is under the assumption localizations are what you are referring to.

Well my sense is that Apple has greatly expanded the support of Chinese
features. They are of no use t me so I'd like to delete them and recover the SSD space.

Do I need to go hunting or is there a specific China group of files?

macneubie
Aug 4, 2012, 09:48 PM
Try monolingual

KPOM
Aug 4, 2012, 10:26 PM
Question: Is it necessary to remove, from O S 10.8, the pieces
specifically supporting China. Will this free up space on the SSD?

If necessary, where in the Library files would you find the files to
delete?

It may be possible, using an application like Monolingual, but it certainly isn't necessary. ;)

myrtle14
Aug 4, 2012, 10:27 PM
Try monolingual

Good suggestion.

Removed many unnecessary language related files.

Is is possible I recovered almost a GB of SSD space?

KPOM
Aug 4, 2012, 10:47 PM
Good suggestion.

Removed many unnecessary language related files.

Is is possible I recovered almost a GB of SSD space?

Yes. XSlimmer is a similar application that removes PowerPC code. It claims to remove about 1GB of space (out of about 8GB of applications) on my Mac. I haven't run it yet since I have 60GB free.

pineapple216
Aug 5, 2012, 07:08 AM
Xslimmer is indeed a good application for this.
Better than monolingual if you ask me.

Xslimmer actually shows what gets removed, where with monolingual it's sometimes just guessing.