getUserTimeline Special Characters


I am trying to extract tweets.

I am trying to extract all tweets of some users for my research. But the special characters are being replaced with ‘?’ symbol. How do I overcome this?


If the tweet is,

“If ωe give ɑ little love , maybe ωe can change the ωorld.”

It gets stored as

“If ?e give ? little love , maybe ?e can change the ?orld.”

Any idea how to fix this?