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How do I purge foreign language files from OS X, 10.8, without using purchased software?

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I jumped from Snow Leopard on an older MBP to a new MBP with Mtn Lion already installed, and though my older MBP had all but English and Spanish languages deleted from the Snow Leopard install, it appears that I do now have many foreign languages I would rather not have on my hard disk.  I ran across an app from Stellar Software, Speedup Mac, that has a demo version, but without paying the $29 purchase price purging of language files cannot be done.  (It was this app that showed me that all those other languages were hidden on my drive.)  I am simply wondering if there is lesser expensive apps for stripping languages from 10.8 or simple command line instructions that I (not a usual Terminal user) could use to accomplish this "downsizing".  BTW, I'm not too keen on reinstalling 10.8 just to purge the unwanted languages.  I've got plenty of hard drive space (yes, it is HDD not Flash-based) but I think this new MBP would start up faster w/o the extra files.  Despite going from an MBP with a Core2Duo to an MBP with a Corei5, my new machine is way slower starting up.  Much gracias everyone.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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