Apologies if there is an obvious answer to this elsewhere, didn't find one after a brief search. I'm in the process of prepping my site to migrate to XenForo from vBulletin 3.8. On my local test server (OS X 10.8.3, Apache 2.2, MySQL 5.1) I've done a full import of the data but am having character encoding issues all over the place. Example: Text in vBulletin After importing to XenForo My vBulletin installation is a standard one. Some character set queries on the VB database: Code: show variables like "character_set_database"; latin1 Code: show variables like "collation_database"; latin1_swedish_ci Code: SELECT charset FROM language; ISO-8859-1 On the new XenForo database: Code: show variables like "character_set_database"; utf8 Code: show variables like "collation_database"; utf8_general_ci When I ran the XenForo importer, I didn't specify a value in the Force Character Set field as there is no encoding specified in my VB config.php. Any help on why this happening and a possible solution? I will be doing a full reimport again but it takes about 16 hours and I want to make sure that there will be no encoding issues. Thanks in advance!