I had some site issues so I had to restore DB from old backup I used phpmy admin.... import function to restore DB

Now all of sudden some characters have changed to "? " I have noticed mostly apostrophes changing to question marks.

Like here http://www.wedmepretty.com/ombre-inspired-wedding-and-event-designs/

Any idea how to fix it?

I have tried the comment out part

    They should look like the following after you comment them out:

    //define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    //define('DB_COLLATE', '');

But it has not been fixed... Please Help

  • What method did you use to backup and restore your database? Was it a plugin, or phpmyadmin, or... ?
    – joetek
    May 2, 2017 at 20:35
  • @joetek php my admin.... import function May 2, 2017 at 20:49
  • @David-Lee can you help? May 3, 2017 at 20:32

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ok! seems to have it fixed only by choosing Character set of the file latin1 while importing backed up database

something mentioned by @chris-o

here Faulty restore of the database, encoding issue

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