1) DB is using latin1-swedish-c1
2) DB_CHARSET came as UTF-8, but i switched it to empty
3) DB_COLLATE is empty
4) “Encoding for pages e feeds” came as UTF-8, but the visible text in the theme's files (which i translated to portuguese, thus it contains accents) shows funny chars where the accents are unless i change it to iso-8859-1. BUT when i change it to iso-8859-1, the admin language file in use (pt_BR.mo) start using messy chars where the accents are.
whats the correct combination to get both the admin and the public facing side to get the accents right?