Remove the "China" support from ML on a MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by myrtle14, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. myrtle14
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    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?
     
  2. GREEN4U
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    Yeah but the Chinese will come after you if they find out you don't support them.
     
  3. Peace
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    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.
     
  4. myrtle14
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    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?
     
  5. macneubie
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  6. KPOM
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    It may be possible, using an application like Monolingual, but it certainly isn't necessary. ;)
     
  7. myrtle14
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    Good suggestion.

    Removed many unnecessary language related files.

    Is is possible I recovered almost a GB of SSD space?
     
  8. KPOM
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    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.
     
  9. pineapple216
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    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.
     

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