i have an ACTIVEDIT WYSIYIG editor for people to use to put large amounts of HTMLtext and i write this information into a database. on the website, i pull the information out from the database and the apostrophoes (single quotes) and quotations (double quotes) have become squares like this after i finish writing to the database. the information is stored as squares in the database itself. does anyone know why and how to fix it?
in addition, most people copy the text from a word document or something to that effect and sometimes the quotes get converted to HTML code and sometimes it just stays as the squares. are these a special code or character?