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Delocalizer has been updated to be compatible with Mac OS 10.
Delocalizer has been updated to be compatible with Mac OS 10.2.
DeLocalizer will remove all non-American English localization resource files that you request. This application is geared towards American English users, as it will not remove localization resources for American English. Users that use other languages may still use DeLocalizer to remove languages that they do not use (except, of course, American English).
Localization files provide the language support for an application. All strings of text that an application uses are defined in a localization file. Mac OS X also includes non-English localization files for people who speak other languages. While this is a wonderful technique for easily bringing applications to other languages, it can use up more space than you may be willing if you plan on using no more than one language. While Mac OS 10.1 allows the option to not install localization files, some inevitably exist on your drive.
DeLocalizer requires Mac OS 10.1.2 or later with the BSD subsystem installed. You may choose to remove resources from your startup disk only or all volumes currently mounted on your system (probably won't work for network volumes). If you would like to examine the Unix command that is to be executed, you may paste it into a text editor when you are prompted for your administrator password (that is when DeLocalizer copies it to the clipboard). The removal process takes about 15 minutes for the startup disk alone, so please be patient. Force-quitting the application will not kill the process that is removing the files (the name of that process is "find"). When the process is complete, a dialog box will tell you how much space you saved (reports on the startup disk only, sorry).
Delocalizer has not been tested on Mac OS 10.3. At this time I do not have plans to continue development on DeLocalizer.
Updated for Jaguar compatibility.
Mac OS 10.1.2 or later with the BSD subsystem installed.
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