Removing Languages from Leopard

benlee

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Mar 4, 2007
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So when installing Leopard I meant to not install the extra languages but I guess in the excitement I forgot to do it and didn't see the option.

Is there a safe way to remove them now that the OS is already installed?

Thanks.
 

powerbook911

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Mar 15, 2005
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So when installing Leopard I meant to not install the extra languages but I guess in the excitement I forgot to do it and didn't see the option.

Is there a safe way to remove them now that the OS is already installed?

Thanks.
I use delocalizer. It is old and Power PC app. However, it still works fine on Leopard. It may take it a while don' be surprised if it was almost a hour even.

Just select all languages, and it will clear up a bunch of space.
 

PatrickC

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Nov 2, 2007
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Be careful with all of this...I used Monolingual and freed up over 2 gigs on Leopard (I made sure the options for not deleting architectures were checked.) The next time I restarted my mac, the grey startup screen hung indefinitely. I ended up having to wipe the HD and start over from scratch. I'm not sure if it was a fluke or Monolingual was to blame, but I'm just offering a 'heads up' to others considering doing this.
 

Eidorian

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I was just about to start a thread about this too. I told the installer not to install languages and Office 2004 Test Drive but it still did. :rolleyes:
 

byakuya

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I personally wouldn't remove the languages...
I have read so many threads now where some apps didn't work because of this...I rather live with them installed and having a little less HD space.
 

Eidorian

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I personally wouldn't remove the languages...
I have read so many threads now where some apps didn't work because of this...I rather live with them installed and having a little less HD space.
Worst case is restoring from Time Machine or an Archive and Install.
 

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