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Alexander Bromage
Alexander Bromage
Courses Plus Student 4,014 Points

Invalid locale error when using puts price command after using Money in IRB

I am just going through the money section of Ruby Foundation and I have encountered the above error. Here is the code:

>> price = Money.new(1000)
=> #<Money fractional:1000 currency:USD>
>> puts price
I18n::InvalidLocale: :en is not a valid locale
    from /Users/alexbromage/.rbenv/versions/2.1.3/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/i18n-0.7.0.beta1/lib/i18n.rb:284:in `enforce_available_locales!'
    from /Users/alexbromage/.rbenv/versions/2.1.3/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/i18n-0.7.0.beta1/lib/i18n.rb:151:in `translate'
    from /Users/alexbromage/.rbenv/versions/2.1.3/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/money-6.3.0/lib/money/money/formatting.rb:17:in `block in define_i18n_method'
    from /Users/alexbromage/.rbenv/versions/2.1.3/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/money-6.3.0/lib/money/money.rb:366:in `to_s'
    from (irb):6:in `puts'
    from (irb):6:in `puts'
    from (irb):6
    from /Users/alexbromage/.rbenv/versions/2.1.3/bin/irb:11:in `<main>'

Can someone please tell me what is happening and how I can resolve this. Thanks

Seems you have a beta version of i18n installed. Try using 0.6.11 (works on my computer, with simply a deprecated warning).

And, in the case that you don't like the deprecated warning, here's a great SOF post on how to fix that: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20361428/rails-i18n-validation-deprecation-warning

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Alexander Bromage
Alexander Bromage
Courses Plus Student 4,014 Points

Thanks Bryan. As I am new I am doing some research to see how to change the version of i18n that I have but it is not clear. I found the article you are referring to but it is written for a ruby application and I am working in the IRB so I am not sure that it will work.

I came across this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20361428/rails-i18n-validation-deprecation-warning

But I cannot locate my i18n file in my system to put the additional command in. Therefore pretty lost! Any further help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Try doing gem uninstall i18n, and it may do it right away, or ask you to choose a version, in which case choose 0.7.0beta1. Then you can do gem install i18n and it will install 0.6.11.

To get to the particular gem files, you'll want to do gem env which will show you the GEM PATHS to installed gems. To get there, go to finder, press "Go" in the menu bar, then "Go to Folder" and type in the path.

Once there, navigate to wherever the relevant Ruby version folder, keep going into the gems folder, and find i18n 0.6.11. There will be a config.rb file inside where you can find the setting, probably near the bottom.

Set to false, and you should be good to go! Unfortunately, if you wanted to enforce locales, the :InvalidLocale error will probably still appear. I have no idea how to fix that :(

I hope that's understandable, and that it helps. Let me know what happens :)

Alexander Bromage
Alexander Bromage
Courses Plus Student 4,014 Points

Thank you so much Bryan! I ran the uninstall and selected the beta and then only the deprecated error appeared. I can live with that as the result still shows.

Glad to hear that fixed it. If I ever do find out how to get enforced locales without errors, I'll try to remember to update you on this post :)