Author ncoghlan
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Date 2017-02-18.08:54:00
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Looking into this at the PyCon Pune sprints, the problem appears to be arising due to the following difference in behaviour when the unqualifed `en_IN` locale is set:

$ LANG=en_IN.UTF-8 python3 -c "import locale; print(locale.getlocale(locale.LC_CTYPE), locale.getpreferredencoding(False), sep='\n')"
('en_IN', 'UTF-8')
UTF-8

$ LANG=en_IN python3 -c "import locale; print(locale.getlocale(locale.LC_CTYPE), locale.getpreferredencoding(False), sep='\n')"
('en_IN', 'ISO8859-1')                                                                                                       
UTF-8

re.LOCALE is presumably picking up the "UTF-8" rather than the "ISO8859-1", and hence the test is failing.
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