encoding != encryption
What you describe as non-readable and weird symbol characters does not necessarily suggest encryption. What it means is, there are some parts of data using characters that can not be visually represented by the software you're using to read them.
This could be either visual representation of non-printable control characters (such as carriage return, linefeed,...) and are substited with a visual representation characters of software designers' choice, or extended range Unicode characters that the application you're using to read this data back can't represent by the font and character set it's using, be it by design, or by improper character reperesentation settings in it (if supported at all).
In short, character encoding used isn't supported by your data inspector, and for all we know, it might as well be binary data stored in a BLOB field. This, however, doesn't automatically suggest the fields are encrypted in any way.