Robby, Thanks for pointing out what the characters are.
I will still stick with my original comment. It shouldn't be in the configuration by default, particularly if one of the most popular development tools doesn't deal with it. Do other people see this same behavior or is it something I have configured oddly in Eclipse? I just looked at the console settings and don't see any type of setting that says handle ANSI escape sequences, but I have a hard time believing this hasn't been an issue for someone before.