Sorry in advance if this has been asked before, but I've looked through the forums a bit and can't seem to find an answer to my problem.
We've got a couple of blogs on our site that are showing funky characters when the poster pastes the text in from a text editor (even notepad.) If the posters type directly into WordPress, the stories come out fine, but most of our posters are just copying stories they've written for something else, so they're reluctant to retype...
Here's an example:
As you should be able to see, the quotes, apostrophes, and hypens all come out weird. We're using the UTF-8 charset, and changing it doesn't seem to help. I think this problem is also affecting our RSS headlines, because any time we display the latest blog entry and it has a quotation mark or apostrophe, it's displayed incorrectly. If I go through the DB and force the characters to regular quote marks and such, they come out fine.
Is there any way to force WP to use 'normal' quotes and apostrophes?
We're using 126.96.36.199
Again, sorry if this has been asked before and thanks in advance for the help.