in the changelog I read that UTF-8 support has been added
I suspect this is creating some problems for me since I had the same problem with another site after I manually changed the english.php file of a Mambo 126.96.36.199 site to set UTF-8 as the character set. Compare http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/espanol.htm , a Mambo 188.8.131.52 (live) site and http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/joomla/espanol.htm (Joomla 1.0.2)30-Sep-2005 Levis Bisson
+ Added UTF-8 support
# Fixed tooltips empty links
# Fixed artf1265 : url in 'edit-menue-item' of submenues is wrong
# Fixed artf1277 : News Feed Display Bad Accent character
My site has several languages such as Spanish, French, Persian, Greek, etc, all of which seem to be screwed up in one way or another. I am not sure why some "foreign" characters turn up OK and others dont't. Greek, for example, is no problem (http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/joomla ... ika_greek/) but Portuguese (http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/joomla ... ortuguese/) and Spanish have question marks in the ê, ç, ã, é and è characters (plus some others).
I thought of bringing this to your attention, and I hope to find a solution for this too since this stops me from converting to Joomla.