Topic: Cyrillic & Chinese characters don't display--may not be CN, but I can't find any answer
I'm desperate for clues to the solution, I took over a site with Russian and Spanish versions in addition to English. THey were still on UTF8 cutenews 1.something, so I upgraded to 2.0.2. The text in the body of the Russian pages displays correctly, but the page title the headers and footers return "????????" instead of the correct characters. I don't know if this is a generic HTML, PHP or other coding problem, or a problem specific to cutenews. I have spent many hours over months trying to figure out a solution, but I'm not closer to finding a solution than I was when I started. It's not a browser problem, because I have tried on a couple different Macs, using Firefox, Opera and Safari, and it appears the same in all, even with language preferences changed to include Russian Cyrillic and the former Webmaster who routinely navigates Russian and Ukrainian sites reported the same display problem.
Even if this is not strictly a cutenews issue, I am desperate for a clue how to solve this. MOst of the Q&A that comes up on Web searches has to do with SQL or AJAX or a specific application like Drupal. None of this applies to cn, obviously.
Thanks for any ideas.
EDIT: PS, didn't mention the Chinese site because I haven't been able to log in to upgrade, still waiting for login info from the previous webmast, but I imaging the solution to the Chinese page would be the same as the solution to the Russian page. Any tips I should know about maintaining a Chinese language site would also be most appreciated.