Like many others before, I experienced a problem related to accented chars upgrading to 3.8.11. The system wrongly interpreted as ISO-8859-1 my UTF-8 database so it changed all my accented words.

It reported:
à instead of à
è instead of è
é instead of é
ì instead of ì
ò instead of ò
ù instead of ù

I would like to know if there is a way to prevent this or to fix it using a code in htaccess or somewhere else (maybe with a replace function).

BTW Meanwhile I reverted to my old VB forum waiting for a solution.