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"locale" system error

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Jos
Jos on 24 Apr 2014
Commented: Domanic on 30 May 2014
I'm using a system with Ubuntu 10.4 and I'm able to open Matlab 2013b. However, when I try to open or run a m-file, I get the following error:
Caught "std::exception" Exception message is:
locale::facet::_S_create_c_locale name not valid
I tried to google the solution, and some people solve this problem by setting the LC_ALL setting of the locale package. However, this has been set and doesn't solve the problem. When I type locale in the terminal I see:
LANG=en_US.utf8
LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8
LC_CTYPE="en_US.utf8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.utf8"
LC_TIME="en_US.utf8"
LC_COLLATE="en_US.utf8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.utf8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.utf8"
LC_PAPER="en_US.utf8"
LC_NAME="en_US.utf8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.utf8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.utf8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.utf8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.utf8"
LC_ALL=en_US.utf8
And the available locales are (locale -a):
C
en_AG
en_AU.utf8
en_BW.utf8
en_CA.utf8
en_DK.utf8
en_GB.utf8
en_HK.utf8
en_IE.utf8
en_IN
en_NG
en_NZ.utf8
en_PH.utf8
en_SG.utf8
en_US.utf8
en_ZA.utf8
en_ZW.utf8
POSIX
So that shouldn't be a problem. Does anyone have a guess how to solve it? The version of locale is 2.11.1. On a different machine we have Ubuntu 12.04 and locale version 2.15, and there we don't have this problem.
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Domanic
Domanic on 30 May 2014
This works for me!
Similarly, I found that simply adding
setenv LANG en_GB.utf-8
to my .cshrc file was also sufficient (after logging out and back in).

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Domanic
Domanic on 30 May 2014
I've seen this on Matlab 2014a, too. A workaround is to run the command
setenv('LC_ALL','C')
after Matlab starts. The underlying issue seems to be with Java. I'll post again if I work it out.

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