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Weird character encoding issue

  • I have a site running smoothly with WP 2.0.5. Now I decided to back it up on my laptop and I found something weird.

    I downloaded all the directory structure and then proceded to backup the database. I then tried to re-create it locally and found that accented characters where displaying improperly. I thought I just messed up the procedure.

    After several attempts paying attention to every little detail I poked into the remote database with phpMyAdmin and to my surprise I could see weird characters *inside* the contents of my wp_post table.

    This is really weird because they display properly on the site (www.interescena.com) but if I try to replicate a working installation of it I fail.

    As far as I can check, everything should be UTF-8 and it is so. I can go inside the admin panel and in the reading options I find UTF-8 as the encoding for posts and feeds.

    If I check the meta tag in the head of the index page I also find it’s UTF-8.

    What else can I verify?

    Felix.

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