troubleshooting Question

FileMaker Pro 5.5v1 Export Issue

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Using FileMaker Pro 5.5v1 on a Wintel Platform
Data MAY have been transferred over from a Mac platform in FMP to FMP on Wintel Platform.
I need to export the data, but when creating a CSV or TAB delimited file some of the fields have additional "garbage" data such as ASCII Chr(29) and ASCII Chr(11).

1)  Is there an easy way to "clean up" this data?  

I'm a little rusty on my programming skills and looking for an easy way out.

2) Does anyone know what was being accomplished by these special characters? Would replacing them with a space be correct or a NULL?  Looks like it depends on the field to me.

See attached JPG file, note areas circled in red.
It appears these characters are being used to separate data (The double arrow symbol, Note the Month/Day dates),  but it also appears some fields just have the additional data in them.  Looking at the display screens in FMP I'm not sure if they are concatenating multiple pieces of information in a single field.  As an example a 4 char field, Char 1 represents A, Char 2 represents option B, or something like that. The ASCII Chr(11) character (Typical symbol for a male) is in what appears to be a text or memo field.
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