Problem: Help! I’ve pasted some text from Microsoft Word and saved it to my SQL database! Now whenever I print my text there’s a bunch of diamonds with a question mark symbols appearing!
Solution: You are trying to display characters that are outside your page’s character set, you have to tell your browser that you need to display characters from the iso-8859-1 set so it will know how to render them correctly.
Simply put the following inside your website’s <head></head>
<META http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
and in PHP(or any other similar language), simply put this at the top of your page(for other languages, look for an identical function):
<? header("Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"); ?>
and voila! Your characters should now be displayed correctly.