The following question:
...was closed as a dupe of this question:
Despite the similar titles, the actual question asked in the second question regards characters in the files not being accepted by the Python interpreter due to not declaring the file as UTF-8. Furthermore, it seems that some answers ignored the actual question and replied to the title (which is good because that would have helped me) however they all mention either how to replace a single specific character, or how to remove (not replace) all non-ASCII characters.
In fact, I do link to that question in my own question and I mention why the answers given there do not answer the question. I also like to a few other similar questions with similar issues.
Please reopen my question as it is not a dupe, and due to the fact that no answer is given to the question asked.
EDIT: I see that the question has been reopened. Thank you!