Python Locale Error: Unsupported Locale Setting
Why do I get the following error when doing this in python:
>>> import locale
>>> print str( locale.getlocale() )
>>> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, 'de_DE')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/locale.py", line 531, in setlocale
return _setlocale(category, locale)
locale.Error: unsupported locale setting
This works with other locales like fr or nl as well. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04.
Update: Doing the following did not yield anything:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_CTYPE = "UTF-8",
LANG = (unset)
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
To resolve the locale.error: unsupported locale settingp
Run following commands
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
It will solve this.
Make sure to match the .UTF-8 part to the actual syntax found in the output of locale -a e.g. .utf8 on some systems.