Encoding Problems?

Your text is supposed to be UTF-8 but you still see strange artifacts in place of letters? iconv may help:

Double-pass encoding

The trick is to go back and forth between actual encoding and UTF-8. If the problematic text comes from a Windows host, use WINDOWS-1252 as destination encoding on first conversion step.

cat myfile.txt | iconv -f UTF-8 -t WINDOWS-1252 | iconv -t UTF-8