[Python-Dev] ping on issue 18378: locale.getdefaultlocale() fails on recent Mac OS X

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Apr 12 18:37:14 EDT 2016

Hi folks,

There have been multiple reports of folks having failures on startup of
matplotlib, which appears to be due to the most recent OS-X version setting
the locale weirdly. This was identified last summer in this issue:


It looks like the issue was figured out, and even a patch contributed, but
it stalled out before being applied.

I have no idea if the patch is any good, but it would be great to get this



Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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