Easily Converts the WordPress database from any type of character set to UTF-8 character set.
Hey. This sucker solved several problems for me.
Be sure - always - to make a backup of your database.
Install, activate, run from the plug-ins area on left menu bar. Done.
I had bazillions of utf8 characters from a move between servers for an OS rebuild. Customer was not happy. I edited out
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
and that solved some, but not all, my problems.
Would you believe I could not edit old posts???? Nope. Something awry there to.
So, I installed and ran this (did I mention after making a db backup) and BAM! all the strange characters gone, and I could edit posts.
I'm trusting customer will be happy now.