We are on Drupal 7 and running Civi 5.41.2. We added Spanish to our localization settings as we host several events in Spanish and have a few Spanish-speaking staff. We have been expanding recently and find the need to have other languages. From what we have read, adding languages through localization settings adds a new table for each language and can cause detrimental database bloat if you use 5+ languages. We are thinking we will need 8+ if we want to have language options for every country we are in.
Is there a way to only translate the public facing pages and forms? Using localization seems to add translations of all backend content, which we don't need.