Http.get a page with unicode characters

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Subject: Http.get a page with unicode characters
Posted by:  Costa (
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005

I am trying to get a page that has unicode characters in it. (not the
url, but the page body).
The problem is that when I get it, some of the characters come as
control/junk characters (which I assume are the extra characters for
the Unicode since it is using more bytes).
I tried using

but that doesnt work since I think the outcome of the get is a string.
Is there a way to get the proper characters?

Thank you