Unknown locale error for Malayalam language in Python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Feb 27 07:59:48 CET 2008


"maxinbjohn" <maxinbjohn at gmail.com> wrote in message 
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| Dear friends,
|
| I am a Python programmer from Kerala, India. When I tried to run a
| simple python program which uses the Malayalam language (ml),
|
| import os
| import locale
| os.environ['LANG']='ml'
| print locale.getdefaultlocale()
|
|
| It throws the following error :
|
| Traceback (most recent call last):
|  File "test.py", line 4, in ?
|    print locale.getdefaultlocale()
|  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/locale.py", line 346, in
| getdefaultlocale
|    return _parse_localename(localename)
|  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/locale.py", line 278, in
| _parse_localename
|    raise ValueError, 'unknown locale: %s' % localename
| ValueError: unknown locale: ml
|
| Thanks in advance.

If you have a question, you should say what it is.
The error message seems clear to me.
The known locales depend on the OS and C compiler.

tjr






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