Fixing SyntaxError when using non-ASCII text in Python script

When using non-ASCII characters in a Python script, you may encounter a SyntaxError due to the default encoding being ASCII.

To fix this issue, add the following line at the top of your Python script:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

The coding declaration specifies the character encoding used in the script. In this example, utf-8 is used, which is a widely supported standard encoding for Unicode characters.

It's important to note that the coding declaration must be the first or second line of the script and must be preceded only by comments or blank lines. This is because Python processes the first two lines of a script specially.

By adding this declaration to your Python script, you should be able to use non-ASCII characters without encountering a SyntaxError.

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