Byte Order marks / ÿþ / &#65279

Greetings,

Love Zotero and Zotfile. Hopefully this is a quick question. When I export a note, there are what I believe to be unicode items in. For example, an exported annotation from a PDF file (using Zotfile) appears as so:

/
ÿþWhat they are talking about here is the way the organization organizes the self of the individual& FCAT (and all it represents) becomes the norm for students raised on high-stakes tests&

This is related to identity in this work in that through the reflective and critical distance involved in identity creation, the individual can carve out space to act independently or in resistance to dominant regimes.
/

Please note the "ÿþ" at the beginning and the "&"s in place of periods. Is there a way I can remove these automatically? I searched the forums for "BOM"/ÿþ, etc but found no answers.

Thanks!
  • Update: after looking at the source code for the annotation, it occurs to me that Preview (the generic Mac PDF app I use to make annotations) might be the culprit. The source code looks like this:

    ÿþWhat they are talking about here is the way the organization organizes the self of the individual& FCAT (and all it represents) becomes the norm for students raised on high-stakes tests&

    This is related to identity in this work in that through the reflective and critical distance involved in identity creation, the individual can carve out space to act independently or in resistance to dominant regimes.

    Anderson and Cohen 2015:95



    I think the ... (elipses) is rendered weird (tests&amp) by either Preview or by Zotero.
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