I have just started using WordPress and I am trying to change the hardcoded English strings in some templates (Blix for example) .
However, when I do (I use wordpad) I get this sort of characters
I also tested it with accented characters (Italian / French) and I get ???? symbols instead of accented characters.
Is there any solution to this?
I really do not understand why design and language should be mixed together instead of all language strings being dealt with a single language file.