lucy24 - 8:48 pm on Apr 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think omoutop may well have nailed it with the BOM. Do you have a text editor that allows you to reinterpret (not convert) text encoding? Or, as I suggested above, try opening the original page in a browser. If the problem is indeed a BOM, then it won't matter that the php doesn't execute; you should still see the character. You may even see it if you open Page Source from within the browser.