Removes any unusual Unicode characters that can't be encoded into XML.

private static readonly Regex _invalidXMLChars = new Regex(@"(?<![\uD800-\uDBFF])[\uDC00-\uDFFF]|[\uD800-\uDBFF](?![\uDC00-\uDFFF])|[\x00-\x08\x0B\x0C\x0E-\x1F\x7F-\x9F\uFEFF\uFFFE\uFFFF]", RegexOptions.Compiled);

/// <summary>
/// removes any unusual Unicode characters that can't be encoded into XML.
/// </summary>
public static string RemoveInvalidXMLChars(string text)
{
    if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(text)) return "";
    return _invalidXMLChars.Replace(text, "");
}