Suggestion: No more language packs for macOS as they are fundamentally broken

Eivind Samseth eisa01 at
Fri May 22 09:58:39 UTC 2020

> On 22 May 2020, at 11:45, Christian Lohmaier <lohmaier at> wrote:
>> So LO would still beat the 5.3 GB in total for the competition :)
> Yes, LO would be around 3GB...

Cool, so if we apply file system compression to the .app bundle it will likely be around 1 GB on disk, which is only 200-300 MB more than todays .app bundle (that does not have compression  enabled)

As the downside of a larger .app bundle is that small, it seems like a no-brainer to adopt the standard way to ship localizations with macOS: in the .app bundle

That will be much easier for users, only one thing to install and it will automatically use the language as specified in the System UI settings

Using the scarce macOS developer resources to hack together an extension system or configuration directory seems to be wasteful.
That would also not work automatically with the System UI language setting, and if you e.g., store it in the user directory it will not automatically show up for other users on the machine...


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