When running MATLAB on macOS Sierra, I have noticed that MATLAB does not seem to load my language, region, or text encoding preferences correctly. On previous releases of macOS, the MATLAB user interface appeared in my preferred language, but on macOS Sierra it appears in English. Additionally, MATLAB fails to load or save non-ASCII characters. How can I resolve this issue?
Apple released macOS Sierra on September 20, 2016 and changed the way macOS reports Language & Region preferences to MATLAB. If you have set your Language & Region (hereafter referred to together as "locale") to a locale not listed below, you may be impacted by this issue. To check your locale, open the "Language & Region" preference pane in System Preferences. Your current Language is at the top of the list on the left, and your Region is listed in the drop down menu on the right.
The following locales are not impacted by this issue:
If you have set your Mac to one of these locales, no patch is necessary. MATLAB will use the correct character encoding for your locale regardless of which release of MATLAB you are using.
If you have set your Mac to a locale outside of these twelve, you either need to update to a newer release of MATLAB or apply a patch for MATLAB to resume its expected behavior in your locale.
If you are running MATLAB R2016b and you installed MATLAB before October 6, 2016, a patch can be downloaded here. If you installed MATLAB after October 6, 2016, no action is required.
If you are running MATLAB R2014a through R2016a a patch for these releases of MATLAB can be downloaded here.
If you are running MATLAB R2013b or earlier a patch for these releases is not available. Please update to MATLAB R2014a or later to use MATLAB on macOS Sierra.
If you are not sure if your Mac is affected by this issue, the script attached to this article will tell you. To run the script:
The script will tell if your Mac is impacted and if you need to apply the patch.
I think that this is completely unacceptable. Did MathWorks update their systems today and just find out? As was mentioned, beta versions of the developer preview have been available for some time and the final GM seed has even been out for almost a week! Some users (myself included) had already upgraded by the time that MathWorks sent out an email alerting users to this issue. How long has MathWorks known that this was an issue, and was any other effort made to alert users before they upgraded? Thankfully, I do not use MATLAB on a daily basis, but if I did I can assure you that an OS upgrade unknowingly bricking my main work tool would leave me very upset.
Is MATLAB R2016b compatible with MacOS 10.12 using language English and region Switzerland?
I am pretty sick and tired of every year incompatibility, Java errors and slow performance of latest Apple HW and SW. This was the last time, I got into point, where I uninstalled all MathWorks software from our laboratory and switched to Python, which is free, compatible and capable and I get better performance than MATLAB, which is bit shame, when you pay a lot of money for almost 20 copies of expensive SW, which doesn't work every year for 6 month.
In stead of announcing for which languages and regions settings it is incompatible, are you able to announce which languages and/or regions settings result in incompatibility?
This way everyone can check for themselves if they are affected, in stead of having to wait until their settings may (or may not) become part of the list of compatible settings.
I patched Matlab (R2015b) as a result I am unable to open Matlab. It says ""MATLAB_R2015b" überprüfen". Which means: Checking Matlab... I use the english version of Matlab in Germany. What can I do?
The reason I patched Matlab was, that the trackpad-response in Matlab was super sensible since I updated to Sierra... (this resulted in strong difficulties of scrolling in Matlab. The scrolling is just way to fast)
I rebooted my MacBook but still Matlab won´t open...
Thanks for your advice...
EDIT: After I pressed "open anyway" and several tries Matlab works again :-) But still the scrolling-issue accures!!!! Scrolling is much to sensitive and fast since Sierra.... !
Is MATLAB R2016b compatible with MacOS 10.12 using language English/ American and region France? and language french ?
Does the above mean that systems running 'English, United Kingdom' are completely OK
Is MATLAB online affected?
MATLAB has real issues with Non-ASCII characters, so I'm not at all surprised this happened.
As of 2014b en_us version on mac, I cannot switch to a path with Japanese characters. If this hasn't been fixed in a subsequent release, now would be a good time address it.
As is, I'm forced to either use the ja_jp version or avoid any Japanese folder name, neither of which is desirable.
Is language English, region Netherlands affected by the issue? Thanks.
Was the problem fixed after installing the patch provided ? Is it now safe to intall os sierra?
Is language English, region Thailand affected by the issue? and when you fix it can i know about and update its?,Thank
Is MatLab 2015b compatible with macOS 10.12 in Spain?
Completed the patching for 2016a China but the software still doesn't work.
language English ,region Finland , Matlab 2016a , is it OK to upgrade to macos sierra?
Is MATLAB R2015b compatible with MacOS 10.12 using language English and region India?
Hi, I'm trying to install the patch for Matlab 2016b but I don't know where to find the "Matlab Runtime" that the patch is asking for. Selecting the Matlab-App int he Applications-Folder does not work.
Can i install MATLAB R2015b on MacOS Sierra 10.12? I have an academic licence. Thanks for answer.
I used MATLAB 2016a, my language is Chinese, region is Finland. I installed the patch: R2016a_patch_1465823_2016-09-21.dmg.zip and ran it. It said patching completed. But when I open my MATLAB 2016a, the language is English not Chinese.(Before my upgraded my MAC to Sierra, the language of my MATLAB is Chinese.) I dont care about the language but I do care about whether the bug is fixed already? I don't want my code goes wrong. Can u tell me how to fix it? Thx very much.
Do I understand correctly that if one is running Matlab with the English language and is not using any non-ASCII characters, then there will be no problem running earlier versions of Matlab on OS Sierra regardless of the locale setting?
Dear MathWorks Support Team,
I install Sierra only after knowing that a patch for the locale issue existed.
I patched my previously installed 2016b version of Matlab, but it didn't work.
I installed a new version of 2016b (184.108.40.2061655) but it didn't work.
I tried to patch also this version of Matlab, but it didn't work.
The welcome message, when entering in Matlab is always:
ans = US-ASCII
But Matlab editor continues to destroy all accented characters in my comments, so I'm forced to use octave-gui to edit and debugging my code.
When can I go back to using Matlab?
I would like to run MATLAB 2013b on Sierra, but window with title "Error Starting Desktop" appears. Lots of error messages are in there, most of them contains keyword: java.
For example: java.lang.NullPointerExeption
Dear MathWorks Support Team,
I install Mac OsX Sierra I installed a new version of 2016b (220.127.116.111655) but it didn't work. I tried to patch also this version of Matlab, but it didn't work. Is MatLab 2016b compatible with macOS 10.12 in Ecuador?