- Joomla 4.2.5
- PHP 8.0.26
I've just noticed there are strange characters appearing throughout my website text - such as â€™s
Some of my pages are created with SP Page Builder, others with the default Joomla articles - they all contain the weird characters.
e.g. see the lines below;
St Columb's School now appears as St Columbâ€™s School
each person's potential now appears as each personâ€™s potential
If you're not happy now appears as If youâ€™re not happy
It seems to be affecting apostrophies. But weirdly, not them all - some pages are fine. There doesn't seem to be any consistency.
I've never noticed this until now. A lot of the content has been copied/pasted from various sources, but I always pasted as plain text.
Any ideas why this might happen, and how I can fix it without having to manually update the text?
I've checked my database and the characters are also there. I created the database using HeidiSQL, the collation is utf8mb4_unicode_ci