I'm using french words with special characters like "é" "à" etc. When I trying to insert text in my list fields using powershell, it does insert the values but the characters aren't well encoded. For exemple I have a "è" instead of having "è".

    $weburl = "http://mysite/"
    $web = Get-SPWeb $webUrl
    $list = $web.GetList("/Lists/myList/")
    $newItem = $list.AddItem()
    $newItem["Titre"] = "Problème" # <-- here is the issue

How can I fix this?

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According to the code editor used, characters encoding may be different. We have to be sure that the encoding is the right one. Sometime, saving the file using the UTF-8 enccoding is not sufficient for some code editor.

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