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After upgrading WordPress, many people may encounter strange characters in WordPress posts text. This issue typically presents after upgrading or moving WordPress. It appears to be a character set or charset encoding problem where apostrophes, hyphens, quotation marks and dashes appear or are displayed in posts and pages as strange characters like Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã‚?., or even as simple ? (question marks). Yes, the symptoms are obvious. WordPress posts and pages suddenly contain garbled, weird, or strange characters. Sometime just lots of ????? (question marks) rendering the WordPress database with your hard work useless and output nearly unreadable. Moreover, this problem can quickly become very frustrating. Before reverting back to an earlier version or reinstalling your database, read ahead.