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I am trying to create users in AD (2003 server R2) from a CSVfile using PowerShell (v2)

when I use import-csv the resulting data gets mangled when names have diacritical characters in them. Jerónimo ends up as Jer?nimo. Daniëlle ends up as Dani?lle etc.

If I output the file in de PS console using Type or get-content all is well:
PS> type .\Users.csv
PS> get-content .\Users.csv
The above commands result in the characters being displayed correctly so I'm pretty sure it is not it is not a consoleissue.

Does anyone have a solution to this or can explain this behaviour?

Regards, Peter Berkhout

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The problem seems to be in the handling of ascii/unicode. a2u.bat solved the problem for me. robvanderwoude.com/batexamples.php?fc=A#A2U –  Peter Berkhout May 14 '11 at 11:14

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Use the -Encoding parameter of Import-Csv:

Import-Csv -Encoding UTF7 -Path Users.csv
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