Converting non-ascii characters generated by MS word

Hello,
I've encountered some files that were originally exported from MS Word as html. The problem is they contain some characters that fall into the 128 to 255 range. Some appear to be fancy quotes and apostrophes, but others I just can't figure out. On a mac or Firefox on windows they appear as:
Ö ë í ì î ñ ô † © Æ ∑ ∆ “ ÷ › · Î Ï Ì Ó Ô Ò Ù
The decimal values of the above chars are:
133 145 146 147 148 150 153 160 169 174 183 198 210 214 221 225 235 236 237 238 239 241 244
As charater entities they appear as:
… ‘ ’ “ ” – ™ © ® · Æ Ò Ö Ý á ë ì í î ï ñ ô
Before I try to reinvent a square wheel, I thought I'd ask here if anyone knows of an existing command line tool that might help with this.
Cole
15 PB   Mac OS X (10.3.9)  

Thanks for all the replies. I think I've solved the problem. It indeed was a problem with high bit WinLatin1 (cp 1252) characters. Here's a technote that discusses the problem. So I wrote a short perl script based on this table:
<pre style="overflow: auto;font-size:small; font-family: Monaco, 'Courier New', Courier, monospace; color: #222; background: #ddd; padding: .3em .8em .3em .8em; font-size: 10px;">#!/usr/bin/perl -wpi
# Define an array for double byte unicode characters
# Undefined characters are marked as 0.
my @uni = (
8364, 0, 8218, 402, 8222, 8230, 8224, 8225,
710, 8240, 352, 8249, 338, 0, 381, 0, 0,
8216, 8217, 8220, 8221, 8226, 8211, 8212,
732, 8482, 353, 8250, 339, 0, 382, 376
# Characters 128 through 159 are mixed set of double byte unicode characters,
# so get these out of our $uni array. Undefined characters in this range are deleted.
s/([\x80-\x9f])/ $uni[ord($1)-128] ? sprintf("&#%d;", $uni[ord($1)-128]) : ""/eg;
# Characters 160 through 255 can be used as is.
s/([\xa0-\xff])/sprintf("&#%d;", ord($1))/eg
</pre>I only hope that perl is clever enough to not create the $uni array for each line. Anyone happen to know?
Thanks for any tips.
Cole

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