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Remove Language Translations

Mac OS X includes localization files that allow it to display in large number of different languages. When you install Mac OS X, you can choose to install only the language files you want. However, applications that come bundled with Mac OS X, as well as other applications you install, don’t always follow this rule. Removing language files from both the operating system itself as well as your applications can save you a good deal of space. You can remove language files from an application manually by selecting it in the Finder and then using the Get Info command from the File menu. Expand the Language section of the Get Info dialog box and you’ll see all the language translations included with the application. To delete unneeded languages, simply select them (the languages themselves, not the checkbox next to them) in the Languages listbox and click the Remove button. This will move the extra language files to the Trash. You can also use Monolingual or Xslimmer to remove these files from the Mac OS X and/or your applications en masse.

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