Strange Characters

Strange non-ASCII characters being inserted into WordPress postsWhile reviewing a swag of older posts tonight, I noticed some strange characters throughout my posts.

The strange characters were not something that I’d have put there, they don’t make sense and are rather random. Some of them there is a pattern to, for instance a single quote seems to be consistently replaced with three different characters.

At a guess, it looks to be some sort of an encoding problem. I doubt that it’ll be a problem with WordPress itself as it multi-lingual capable, so it’ll probably be something to do with the rich WYSIWYG editor that WordPress uses or possibly a database encoding issue.