I have an xml file that has been edited by someone using a French keyboard.
Somehow the file ended up with the characters i>>? (except the question mark is upside down) at the beginning of the file. The characters are invisible, I cannot see them with any text editor that I have tried. They only show up if I diff the file against a US version.
My questions are -
1. Does anyone know what these charaters are and how they got there?
2. Can I use some kind of PERL script to get rid of them?