Unknown locale error for Malayalam language in Python

maxinbjohn maxinbjohn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 05:59:17 CET 2008

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
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
    return _parse_localename(localename)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/locale.py", line 278, in
    raise ValueError, 'unknown locale: %s' % localename
ValueError: unknown locale: ml

Thanks in advance.

Maxin B. John

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