I have a very long text file in french language that I need to clean up. The non ASCII characters have been replaced by combination of odd characters. As an example, the following content :
passer de trÃ¨s bonnes fÃªtes de fin d'annÃ©e.
should become : (as Unicode text)
passer de très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
I have tried sed, but no success. A friend recommended to try Perl. I can easily build a table with the odd sequence of characters and the correct replacing ones. Ideally I would prefer this table to be an independant file for future use. What is the recommended approach for such conversions?