I am working on a multi-lingual site that contains a few sections in 5 languages (de, en, es, fr, ja). Most of the content however exists only in two languages (de, en). For regular content sections I can indicate which locales should be available. However, I could not find a way to limit the locales for asset meta fields in a similar way.
Background: Why do I want to limit the number of locales?
My site contains a large number of product descriptions. Each product description can have multiple assets. Each asset has a (non-translatable) type (e.g. image, PDF, audio sample) and a (translatable) caption. The captions exist only in the de and en locales. When I import the assets in craft (with a plugin), a content entry for every locale will be created and this leads to a very bloated content table.
- Can I just delete the unwanted entries in the content table?
- Should I use a different setup for storing assets (e.g. a special content section with a file field and not asset meta fields)?
Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you.