After my latest WordPress update (which as a manual one, with a whole lot of mysql issues!) I finally got my blog up and running again, only to find all my apostrophes appearing as “â€TM” –stupid junk characters. After going into panic mode for about two minutes, I figured out the solution, at least in my case.
It was quite simple, jump in my wp-config, and comment out two lines.
# define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8?);
# define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);
And just like that, all was normal again. Hope this helps someone.