All was working well until people started to notice posts BEFORE the move have strange characters.
So in this case, the first quote is OK, the apostrophe has been turned into â€™ and the £ sign has gained an appendage."The Attorney Generalâ€™s Annual Fraud Indicator report of January 2010 states that Â£30bn of fraudulent activity...
In this case, it's the quote marks that have been turned into â€œShakespeare: â€œThe Tempestâ€
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I *COULD* trawl the forum collecting examples of all the weirdness, and then do a find/replace in the DB, but I feel there must a more subtle or "proper" way!