I'm a fairly new WordPress user and installed 2.5.1 about two weeks ago. Today I noticed 2.6 and upgraded. This was pretty simple. I moved the files, updated my config file and logged in. I got the message stating that the databases needed to be upgraded. I did so.
Things went pretty smoothly except I noticed that some characters had been garbled.
é as in cliché and finacée became Ã©
— (the em-dash) became â€”
My databases are set to utf8 and WordPress was also configured as such. Either there was a utf8 issue with 2.5.1 that is now resolved or the updating process does something wacky with the charsets. Right now this isn't a problem as my blog only had like 10 posts, but if I'd had a few 100, that would have been annoying.
And I'm using MySQL 5.0.45 if that helps.
Could I have done something to prevent this and is this the proper place for reporting a problem?