Issue installing ERPNext -'latin-1' codec can't encode character '\u2714' in position 6: ordinal not in range(256)

I have followed numerous install guides as well as the official install guides. My issues have been on both CentOS 7 as well as Ubuntu 20.04.

Currently, the issue that I am posting about is on Ubuntu 20.04. I am able to create the erpnext user, install all dependencies, and am able to successfully install frappe-bench. The issue occurs once I run the command:

bench init frappe-bench --verbose --frappe-branch version-13

This is what I get at the end:

$ bench build
Retrieving assets...
'latin-1' codec can't encode character '\u2714' in position 6: ordinal not in range(256)
Traceback (most recent call last):/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/node_modules to ./assets/frappe/node_modules 
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/runpy.py", line 194, in _run_module_as_main
    return _run_code(code, main_globals, None,
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/runpy.py", line 87, in _run_code
    exec(code, run_globals)
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/utils/bench_helper.py", line 110, in <module>
    main()
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/utils/bench_helper.py", line 20, in main
    click.Group(commands=commands)(prog_name="bench")
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py", line 829, in __call__
    return self.main(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py", line 782, in main
    rv = self.invoke(ctx)
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py", line 1259, in invoke
    return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx))
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py", line 1259, in invoke
    return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx))
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py", line 1066, in invoke
    return ctx.invoke(self.callback, **ctx.params)
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py", line 610, in invoke
    return callback(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/commands/utils.py", line 58, in build
    frappe.build.bundle(
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/build.py", line 230, in bundle
    make_asset_dirs(hard_link=hard_link)
  File "/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/build.py", line 420, in make_asset_dirs
    print(unstrip(f"{green('\u2714')} Application Assets Linked") + "\n")
UnicodeEncodeError: 'latin-1' codec can't encode character '\u2714' in position 5: ordinal not in range(256)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/erpnext/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bench/commands/make.py", line 70, in init
    init(
  File "/home/erpnext/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bench/utils/render.py", line 95, in wrapper_fn
    return fn(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/erpnext/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bench/utils/system.py", line 93, in init
    build_assets(bench_path=path)
  File "/home/erpnext/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bench/utils/bench.py", line 308, in build_assets
    exec_cmd(command, cwd=bench_path, env={"BENCH_DEVELOPER": "1"})
  File "/home/erpnext/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bench/utils/__init__.py", line 126, in exec_cmd
    raise CommandFailedError
bench.exceptions.CommandFailedError

ERROR: There was a problem while creating frappe-bench
Do you want to rollback these changes? [y/N]:

Please help me solve this. I am able to get the bench started, and I am able to get the site running on port 8000.

I have reimaged my server, ran through the steps again, and still get:

This is my 3rd entire day on this. Please help.

erpnext@server1:~$ bench --version
5.8.1
erpnext@server1:~$ bench init frappe-bench --frappe-branch version-13 --python /usr/bin/python3
$ /usr/local/bin/virtualenv --quiet env -p /usr/bin/python3
$ /home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/bin/python -m pip install --quiet --upgrade pip
Getting frappe
$ git clone GitHub - frappe/frappe: Low code web framework for real world applications, in Python and Javascript --branch version-13 --depth 1 --origin upstream
Cloning into ‘frappe’…
remote: Enumerating objects: 2985, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (2985/2985), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (2669/2669), done.
remote: Total 2985 (delta 433), reused 1150 (delta 244), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (2985/2985), 16.34 MiB | 10.50 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (433/433), done.
Installing frappe
$ /home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/bin/python -m pip install --quiet --upgrade -e /home/erpnext/frappe-bench/apps/frappe
$ yarn install
yarn install v1.22.18
[1/4] Resolving packages…
[2/4] Fetching packages…
[3/4] Linking dependencies…
warning " > bootstrap@4.5.0" has unmet peer dependency “popper.js@^1.16.0”.
warning Workspaces can only be enabled in private projects.
[4/4] Building fresh packages…
$ yarn run snyk-protect
yarn run v1.22.18
$ snyk protect
Successfully applied Snyk patches

Done in 12.77s.
Done in 35.88s.
$ bench build
Retrieving assets…
‘latin-1’ codec can’t encode character ‘\u2714’ in position 6: ordinal not in range(256)
Traceback (most recent call last):/apps/frappe/node_modules to ./assets/frappe/node_modules
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/runpy.py”, line 194, in _run_module_as_main
return _run_code(code, main_globals, None,
File “/usr/lib/python3.8/runpy.py”, line 87, in _run_code
exec(code, run_globals)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/utils/bench_helper.py”, line 110, in
main()
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/utils/bench_helper.py”, line 20, in main
click.Group(commands=commands)(prog_name=“bench”)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py”, line 829, in call
return self.main(*args, **kwargs)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py”, line 782, in main
rv = self.invoke(ctx)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py”, line 1259, in invoke
return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx))
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py”, line 1259, in invoke
return _process_result(sub_ctx.command.invoke(sub_ctx))
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py”, line 1066, in invoke
return ctx.invoke(self.callback, **ctx.params)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/env/lib/python3.8/site-packages/click/core.py”, line 610, in invoke
return callback(*args, **kwargs)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/commands/utils.py”, line 58, in build
frappe.build.bundle(
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/build.py”, line 230, in bundle
make_asset_dirs(hard_link=hard_link)
File “/home/erpnext/frappe-bench/apps/frappe/frappe/build.py”, line 420, in make_asset_dirs
print(unstrip(f"{green(’\u2714’)} Application Assets Linked") + “\n”)
UnicodeEncodeError: ‘latin-1’ codec can’t encode character ‘\u2714’ in position 5: ordinal not in range(256)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/bench/commands/make.py”, line 70, in init
init(
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/bench/utils/render.py”, line 95, in wrapper_fn
return fn(*args, **kwargs)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/bench/utils/system.py”, line 93, in init
build_assets(bench_path=path)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/bench/utils/bench.py”, line 308, in build_assets
exec_cmd(command, cwd=bench_path, env={“BENCH_DEVELOPER”: “1”})
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.8/dist-packages/bench/utils/init.py”, line 126, in exec_cmd
raise CommandFailedError
bench.exceptions.CommandFailedError

ERROR: There was a problem while creating frappe-bench
Do you want to rollback these changes? [y/N]: y
INFO: Rolling back Bench “frappe-bench”
erpnext@server1:~$