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         category may be given as one of the LC_* values.
 
     """
-    if locale and type(locale) is not type(""):
+    if locale and not isinstance(locale, basestring):
         # convert to string
         locale = normalize(_build_localename(locale))
     return _setlocale(category, locale)
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+- Issue #3067: locale.setlocale() accepts a Unicode locale.
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 - Issue #11700: mailbox proxy object close methods can now be called multiple
   times without error, and _ProxyFile now closes the wrapped file.