I'm attempting to get my web development environment running on my MacBook (OSX 10.10 with MAMP), but I'm stuck on an annoying character encoding issue. When originally developing my site in a Windows environment, I went with ISO-8859-1 encoding and never had any problems with character encoding.
Now, when I run my site locally on my MacBook, I get these � characters in text pulled from the database. I tried to solve the issue by changing the database from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 collation: I created a new database with UTF8_unicode_ci collation, imported the tables from the old database and changed collation for tables and fields to Unicode.
Seeing that this didn't help, I made an attempt by renaming a small table, and recreating it from scratch directly in UTF8 - but to no avail.
Don't know where else to search or what to do. Can someone please point me in the right direction ?
Are there maybe any settings in php or mysql which are relevant to this and would have default settings which are different on a Mac (I've never played around with this kind of parameters on either platform).