Incorrectly specifying the character set when working with text is an extremely common cause of data corruption. It is critical that the correct character set is used when loading content into and out of EditLive, storing and retrieving content from the database, URL encoding the content and displaying the content in web pages.
One common result of using the incorrect character set is the insertion of Â characters into the text. This occurs when content is encoded using the UTF-8 character set and then decoded using ISO-8859-1 or the default Windows encoding cp1252. If you are experiencing this issue, the problem is most likely that EditLive has not been configured to load the content with the correct character set. You should ensure that the character set used to URL encode the content is the same as the character set EditLive is using. See the Specifying Character Sets article in the documentation for information on how to set the character set in EditLive.