Locale trouble with Django 1.4 on MacOSX
Published: maj 12, 2012
I just upgraded one of my Django projects to 1.4, I deleted the test database and made me a new one, but I ran into some trouble. When creating the superuser something went wrong and it all ended with an exception about some locale.
Traceback (most recent call last): . . File "/Users/peppe/Envs/snippets/lib/python2.7/locale.py", line 428, in _parse_localename raise ValueError, 'unknown locale: %s' % localename ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8
The way around this is to set your locale to something that makes sense. Following the bug report/guide at [https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/5846] I just ran:
export LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 export LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8 export LC_ALL=sv_SE.UTF-8
in the terminal, and this should work for you if you're just using the standard terminal in MacOSX.
But, since I'm using FISH as shell I had to change to FISH syntax, so this works for me:
set LC_CTYPE sv_SE.UTF-8 set LANG sv_SE.UTF-8 set LC_ALL sv_SE.UTF-8
To not have to run this code every time in every terminal I suggest you add it to ~/.config/fish/config.fish.