When building the documentation for Fabric 1.8, which uses Sphinx, Pandoc, etc., I encountered a Unicode error when the LaTeX was being processed.
The error said:
! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:├ not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc package documentation for explanation. Type H <return> for immediate help. ... l.5575 ├-- \_\_init\_\_.py ?
The root cause: a Unicode character for drawing boxes was missing/undeclared. As turns out, the following needed to be added to the preamble:
Once this was present, all was fine.