UnicodeEncodeError when syncing

I am moving to Gentoo LInux, and as per instructions on the website I’ve unpacked the tar from anki instead of using my package manager.
The error is: when I try to sync, Anki gives me an error like this:

    Syncing failed:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "aqt/sync.py", line 342, in run
  File "aqt/sync.py", line 411, in _sync
  File "aqt/sync.py", line 450, in _syncMedia
  File "anki/sync.py", line 754, in sync
  File "anki/sync.py", line 810, in _downloadFiles
  File "anki/media.py", line 613, in addFilesFromZip
UnicodeEncodeError: 'latin-1' codec can't encode characters in position 9-11: ordinal not in range(256)

After searching, I found that this python error is caused by using a specific codec, and an easy fix for that is to change the codec to UTF-8, but I don’t know how to do it myself. Is there an easier solution to this? If not, can you fix that?

Try applying similar instructions to those found in this post:

LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 /path/to/anki

That worked. Thanks for the quick reply.