The strange characters problems may be related to the encoding used vs your template.
French works with ISO-8559-1, but Polish requires other encoding, etc.
Normally, the encoding is stated in the language file.
If one edits these files, be sure to save with the right encoding.
Too long days at work kept me away from working at home on this...
Ok, I'm looking for some time now..
Here is a summary:
French uses: iso-8859-1
My MySQL, don't know as I don't have access to it... long story, I asked for access but haven't received it yet, from a friend of mine...
I just have access to the /var/html section..
But the strange thing is...
I'm sure both are hosted on the same provider, so same setting and rules, not?
And for 2 different sites, both have all these languages installed, all from the same source files...
But the Spanish one gives problems on 1 site, and not on the other...
What should the overall language fill have as encoding and what should the db have..?
Aha, just received access to phpMyAdmin: charset is UTF8; MySQL connection UT8 General_ci
Changed the connection to Latin_generel_ci, didn't help...
I've put the UTF-8 instead of iso-8859-1, didn't help either...
So, please help :-))