I’ve got a excel file with text in Hindi which I’m trying to read via PHP but I only get gibberish out of it.

When I open the .xls File with Numbers, the text looks like this:
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But when I copy and paste this exact text here it looks like this:

ß[+kq'kh ge ij fuHkZj djrh gSAÞ

When I read it via PHP I get exactly the same gibberish text.

Is this an encoding problem in the .xls file and is it somehow possible to extract a UTF-8 encoded version from it?

kind regards

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