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troubleshooting Question

Dealing with special characters in XML files read by vb script

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CerixusFlag for United States of America asked on
ProgrammingVisual Basic ClassicVB Script
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I have a script that runs that imports a bunch of XML files.  One of the elements it grabs frequently has special characters (for example, "ç").  When the import script processes this XML file, it errors out with the following message:

Error #-1072896760  An invalid character was found in text content.

Is there any way to catch this on the import?  I know on the export I could manually replace "ç" with "c", but I don't want to do that for every character.  I'd even be happy with catching them all on the export, though would prefer doing it on the import.  The readelement function is attached.  Any tips would be appreciated.
Public Function ReadElement(element)
	on error resume next
	Set objNodeList = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName(element) 
	If objNodeList.length > 0 then 
		For each x in objNodeList 
			ReadElement = x.Text
		ReadElement = ""
	End If
	if Err.Number <> 0 then 
		errornumber = Err.Number
		errormessage = Err.Description
		logError WMIGetLocalName(),errornumber,errormessage,"ReadElement()"
	end if	
end function
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