Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Mysterious characters appearing: A-circumflex, A-tilde

AOLserver 3.4.2 does not have the OpenACS internationalization patches, 3.3+ad13 and 4.0 do. I don't recall exactly, but this may have something to do with your character set problems.

What character set your PostgreSQL database using? What character set is your "HTMLArea" editor using?

Depending on your answers to the above, getting all your content straightened out may well be highly non-trivial. But, I'm no expert there and don't have a good list of links. Some people here definitely have more in depth experience in this...