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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
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ISBN 9781906966027
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perl: warning: Setting locale failed.

(S) The whole warning message will look something like:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
        LC_ALL = "En_US",
        LANG = (unset)
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

Exactly what were the failed locale settings varies. In the above the settings were that the LC_ALL was "En_US" and the LANG had no value. This error means that Perl detected that you and/or your operating system supplier and/or system administrator have set up the so-called locale system but Perl could not use those settings. This was not dead serious, fortunately: there is a "default locale" called "C" that Perl can and will use, the script will be run. Before you really fix the problem, however, you will get the same error message each time you run Perl. How to really fix the problem can be found in "Perl locale handling (internationalization and localization)" (perllocale) in the Perl Unicode and Locales Manual section LOCALE PROBLEMS.

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