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how to remove certain foreign languages

asked 2019-08-09 02:05:03 +0100

lanex gravatar image

I want eliminate certain foreign languages to lighten the load on my linux mint 19.1. like Indian, Chinese, Japanese etc.

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answered 2019-08-09 08:13:31 +0100

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There are two directions to explore.

LO side

Optional data (dictionaries, hyphenation rules, check speller) is provided by so-called "language packs". Remove them with your favorite package manager. Note this will not remove the various items in the languages menus, they'll only become inoperative.

You can tell if a language pack is installed by going to Tools>Options, Language Settings>Languages. Default languages for ... section has menus to select the default language. Within this menu, items with a check mark+ABC correspond to installed language packs.

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Locale data is also provided by language packs. Remove them also with the package manager.

Unless you previously install them, I doubt you will gain a lot because default install loads the "international" minimal set (aka. en_US) and your own locale.

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