As you can see, your symbol is in
Using xml Syntax Highlighting
symbol 97 \f "Symbol" \s 11</w:instrText>
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Presumably it is character 97 in the symbol font.
What encoding are you using for your string? Does the question just come down to how to map characters from the Symbol font to say UTF 8?
A quick way to convert may be to save as HTML from with Word.
Let us know what you discover.