Manifest File: Invalid text encoding

Hello. I am having a query on the same lines.I entered the following command-

qiime tools import --type ‘SampleData[PairedEndSequencesWithQuality]’ --input-path manifest --output-path paired-end-demux.qza --source-format PairedEndFastqManifestPhred33

I have also made the manifest file.
But I am getting this error-An unexpected error has occurred:

  'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xf8 in position 10: invalid start byte

Could anyone guide me?

Hi @kkcool — is your manifest file a TSV (tab-separated values) formatted file? Would it be possible for you to share that file here? Either way, can you please run the following commands (they aren’t QIIME 2 commands, just for getting some configuration info about the locale of your environment), and provide their output here:

$ echo $LC_ALL
$ echo $LANG

Thanks! :t_rex:

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