I'm having the weirdest issue with foreign characters on my forum. I'm been racking my brain trying to figure out what the issue is. Here is the story. I have an IPB v3.4.9 forum on cPanel right now. Everything works fine, foreign characters show up correctly on the site. Databse is MyISAM with utf8_unicode_ci collation. Front end of site shows: Code: Обсуждение What shows up in the database: Code: Ð¦Ð¸Ñ„Ñ€Ð¾Ð²Ñ‹Ðµ Ñ I'm setting up the forum on my dev server for testing with the end result of moving the site to CMM. I exported the db out of cPanel via command line dump and restored it to a db created on Centmin Mod running the default CMM my.conf setup. The site works fine on the development server, everything which is English / Spanish (latin characters) shows correctly. Though, I'm having an issue with what is showing up on the front end of the site. Front end of dev site shows: Code: Ð¦Ð¸Ñ„Ñ€Ð¾Ð²Ñ‹Ðµ Ñ‚Ð¾ÐºÐµÐ½Ñ‹ What shows up in the database: Code: Ð¦Ð¸Ñ„Ñ€Ð¾Ð²Ñ‹Ðµ Ñ‚Ð¾ÐºÐµÐ½Ñ‹ I've tried to convert the database a number of ways, but I still get the same thing above. Here is the real kicker. On the development server, with the output shown above, if I create a new forum using foreign characters the foreign characters show up correctly on the forum. Anyone have any idea what is going wrong?