Identifying the problem - who this article is for, and isn't for
This article is for those who fit one of the following scenarios:
Pages of your website contain such strange characters as: Â, Ë, �, or question marks.
Pages of your website appear fine, but when viewing your database in PHP MyAdmin, with UTF-8 encoding specified for the browser display, you see strange characters listed above.
You used a version 4 MySQL database, or your database was version 5, but with latin1 charset encoding and collation, however your website data contains characters in non-Latin characters, such as Cyrillic, Eastern, Asian, etc. Your website contains writing or articles in non-English characters, but which are part of the Latin1 encoding (most European languages).
You wish to upgrade your database from version 4 to version 5.
You wish to upgrade from latin1 encoding to UTF-8 encoding.
After a CMS, PHP, or MySQL upgrade or import / export, your website shows strange characters, or incorrect encoding.
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