|Title||Error converting format to locale encoding: Conversion from character set ‘UTF-8’ to ‘646’ is not supported|
|Author||Jeff Pitblado, StataCorp|
|Date||September 2007; minor revision July 2009|
When launching Stata, something like the following warning message appears:
(xstata-se:7983): GLib-WARNING **: gdate.c:1448Error converting format to locale encoding: Conversion from character set 'UTF-8' to '646' is not supported
This message can appear on machines with fonts that are based on character sets other than ASCII. The “646” in the above message is an alias for ASCII, where the mapping of aliases is defined in a charset.alias file. The warning is most likely due to a missing charset.alias file.
The following table shows the location and our copy of the charset.alias file for the systems that Stata supports.
|Sun Solaris 64-bit||/opt/gtk2/lib/||charset.alias|
|Sun Solaris x86_64||/usr/local/lib/||charset.alias|
If charset.alias does not exist on your system at the indicated location, download the appropriate charset.alias file for your system from the above table to your computer, and follow the steps below: