> > Make sure that your webserver is configured via the php.ini file to send content in UTF-8 format.
> it is, i have both versions running and both use same php.ini and the html header does specify utf-8
> > Also on Admin->System Admin there are database conversion routines. but a backup of the database beforehand is HIGHLY recommended.
> unfortunately, in my system admin page on the 1.8.5 there is no database conversion routine, i can only see 2 items: "Exterminator" and "Templates compiler"! so how can i find the database conversion ?
Must be a 1.9 thing then.
Check that the PHP is sending as UTf-8