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ÌÌÌÌÌÌÌÌÌÌ characters in string C programming

I am maintaining some old C programs using BTrieve databases.  When I move the contents of a database field into a string, it is padded with  ÌÌÌÌÌÌÌÌÌÌ characters at the end of the string.  What are these and how can I get rid of them.  I am moving the 50 character database field to a string array of 51 characters using the strncpy command.
strncpy(strLongName, MhfsHdr.LongName, 50);
strcpy(CompanyName, strLongName);

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The idea is to retrieve the length of the field, and then :

        strLongName[length] = '\0';

to terminate the string.

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