[wingide-users] Unable to run wing under ubuntu 5.4

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Sat May 28 18:09:47 EDT 2005

Jacob Lundqvist wrote:
> I have seen some posts on the list that some people manage to get wing 
> running under Ubuntu. Unfortunately it doesnt work out for me.
> ...
> I selected Swedish as language on setup - perhaps this is language 
> related, the locale error seems to indicate that at least.

I was able to reproduce this on ubuntu 5.04 by setting
the error also occurs in a python2.4 interpreter when the following is 
   import locale
It's possible that some of the system locale files are missing -- my 
ubuntu install is an English language install so it's understandable 
that it doesn't work, but I'd think that the above python snippet should 
work on your Swedish language install.

In any case, a workaround is to set
before running wing.  You may need to adjust the default text file 
encoding in the preferences, however.

Thanks for the bug report,


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