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Symbols Wrong On Duplicator Imported Site

Issue Summary

When I import a site using a package generated by Duplicator. Everything works perfectly but the symbols i.e “’” and “@” don’t work and instead strings of weird characters display.

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    A: All

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?
    A: Yes


Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!
A: Import a site using Duplicator generated files.

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?
    A: 5.10.3

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
      A: MacOS Big Sur
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:

There was another topic here in the forums that had a similar set of issues related to different collations between the databases.

Can you take a look at this thread and see if any of the links help you diagnose and fix the problem?

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