I've having trouble with accented characters now if i do utf8_decode() before echoing the title the problem is solved but instead of changing this all over my theme, can't I do this in one place that upgrade proof? I'm not really familiar with hooks but I think thats they way to do it, havent found out how to do it tho.

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    You should rather find out why UTF-8 does not work. That is the default encoding, and it should not be changed. – fuxia Dec 11 '12 at 9:02
  • Yea true but think is info comes from feed and the accented chars are not correctly in there its there uncoded, which means it gets loaded in uncoded so either I change the importer to decode before storing or i change the enchoing, decoding probly better. Which I just did – Bram Dec 12 '12 at 1:07

The filter for the_title functions is this one:

add_filter( 'the_title', 'f711_title_filter' );

function f711_title_filter( $title ) {

    return utf8_decode( $title );


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