set_locale

astropy.utils.misc.set_locale(name)[source]

Context manager to temporarily set the locale to name.

An example is setting locale to “C” so that the C strtod() function will use “.” as the decimal point to enable consistent numerical string parsing.

Note that one cannot nest multiple set_locale() context manager statements as this causes a threading lock.

This code taken from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18593661/how-do-i-strftime-a-date-object-in-a-different-locale.

Parameters
namestr

Locale name, e.g. “C” or “fr_FR”.