How many languages do you need?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
In OS X ...



Just wonder why they have to have predefinitelly ALL the languages in OS X... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



As I won't understand anything if i put my mac to work in Japanese, Korean, Norvegese, Finnish ecc ecc i leave "ONLY" italian, spanish, portuguese and english in it..



Now how many languages do YOU need or use in OS X?? The most friends i know use 1 or max 2 .. So WHY *ALL* the languages???



And when i'll pass to Jag do i need to install away again all the stuff i don't want..?? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 14
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I only have one language installed on mine, English. There's actually an option to custom install fewer languages when you install OS X. I didn't notice it until I got a new hard drive for my laptop, and I had to reinstall the system on it. Now my OS X installation is 1.2GB instead of 1.5GB. And if I ever need a language, I can check the software updater. All the language sets are available for download in the software updater if I should ever need them, in case I go to another country or I start studying a language in college.



    Maybe I should have installed Spanish and Italian... I took Spanish in high school, and I may go to Italy again.



    PS Where in Italy are you Mulattabianca? I have been there twice (my dad is from there), and both times I've been primarily in Milan because I have relatives there.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    I'm a bit around.. deep south and far north and thinking to move to malaga...



    hey, install the italian and spanish the translations suck as always but you can change the language of the day...



    i have the same langs in redhat as well though there use only english as those transl really suck <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 3 of 14
    We all need ebonics.
  • Reply 4 of 14
    I've installed only English and Spanish.



    I switch to spanish occasionally for fun (read: to see how much/little I remember of Spanish) and to freak out passerby's.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    [quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:

    <strong>We all need ebonics.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    some one should that LANGuage setting!





    Finda'.... Mail-hiz-app.....iDV-Da-EE! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />



    and so on and so forth, i may give some shillings to those who make this language, it would be incredibly, uh...rad! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 6 of 14
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    I believe the l33t language pack will be part of 10.2.1: screenshots from an early build show this Finder menu:



    4iNd0r 4yl 3di+ V13\\/\\/ @0 \\/\\/1nd0\\/\\/ H3lp



  • Reply 7 of 14
    Dude, I'll make that setting.
  • Reply 8 of 14
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Oh .sit !!!!



    i disinstalled KLINGON!!!



    :eek:



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 9 of 14
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    in 10.1 I had Italian and French installed... but i never used them so now with Jag I have uninstalled all languages except inglish.



    BTW, even if you disselect oriental laguages, or special character languages, those website still display the pages in the correct font. So, eventhough i unselected Jap, if I go to a Japanese site, its all in Japanese... not really useful by any means, but still cool
  • Reply 10 of 14
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    I have them all installed but I only use English and Chinese (Traditional)
  • Reply 11 of 14
    This thread got me wondering about something...



    How easy or difficult if it to switch languages on-the-fly with Windows? Do as many Windows programs have localizations as Mac OS X apps have?
  • Reply 12 of 14
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    afaik to have your system in different languages, you have to have separate installs on separate partitions.



    different language apps? I dont think its a prob if you launch a, say, hungarian app on an english windoze install. The menus and stuff in the app will be in hungarian and the rest will be in english.
  • Reply 13 of 14
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>This thread got me wondering about something...



    How easy or difficult if it to switch languages on-the-fly with Windows? Do as many Windows programs have localizations as Mac OS X apps have?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    it's a specialized version of Windows I believe. The Chinese install is chinese.. changes all the menus and everything.... let me tell you, it looks like shit compared to OS X. The OS X characters are so purty
  • Reply 14 of 14
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>in 10.1 I had Italian and French installed... but i never used them so now with Jag I have uninstalled all languages except inglish.



    BTW, even if you disselect oriental laguages, or special character languages, those website still display the pages in the correct font. So, eventhough i unselected Jap, if I go to a Japanese site, its all in Japanese... not really useful by any means, but still cool </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yea! remember the winzoz



    Every time i go to japanese sites the IE of winzoz went nuts and i never saw the jap characters



    And the worst ever combi i had was in winzoz... i had it accidentally in finnish so i didnt understand what's shut down or standby (not even those!!!), then most progs in italian and in english and for some weird reason even some other languages... so the winzoz broke me with the yes/nos in portugese, danish, swedish.. :confused: now THAT was a mess .. Now even that compu is in order.. it's my linux as i got bored after formatting the same compu for some 50 times in 3 years.. so i wanted to use it now in italian, spanish and english ... linux's cool cos i can change the lang of the OS and all the apps whenever i want ..

    Uh dunno how THAT shows me the jap pages... gotta try

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