I extracted my wordpress database using phpmyadmin (I also tried using the internal wordpress backup utility).
In phpMyadmin for SQL Compatibility Mode, I tried using nothing, ASNI, and MYSQL40. But doesn't matter which one I export the database as, I get weird characters when I rebuild the databases with a new name (see pages below)
/newsite/about/ is the page I exported the database from, and used the inserts I exported to populate a new database which is pointing to /bfw/about/ page.
Notice the weird ??? type characters.
Anyone else experience this and know how to fix it?