Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 2:08 PM (in response to Guillermo in Mérida)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to Guillermo in Mérida)
I recommend that you do not do this. Extraneous language files do not occupy much space, and removing them has been known to break future upgrades for those apps. There is also no way to undo their removal, short of restoring your system from a backup.
Your computer's performance is unaffected by the presence of these localized language files. Deleting them will result in no performance improvement whatsoever. Localized language resources are stored in resource folders contained within each app. They load what is required according to your specifed settings in System Preferences.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to Guillermo in Mérida)
I strongly agree with John Galt. Removing this stuff will give you no performance benefits. And while many people seem to use Monolingual without harm, there are others who wind up destroying their OS.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
I concur with both of you and John that deletion of languages is futile as far as performance goes.
Since he asked I figured I would tell him how to do it.