So are Classifieds compatible with vBulletin running with utf-8?
I found this thread about Photopost but I suspect Classifieds are doing the same.
if vB is set to utf-8, photopost still reads in latin1 from the database and messes up the umlaute in german or other unicode characters etc...
Link to thread: php5/mysqli/real utf-8 support
Then I also found this thread with modifications for Photopost to work with MySQLi. Would the same be needed for Classifieds? http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123800
I'm guessing the problem is with Classifieds not vBulletin because when I view my database with HeidiSQL, the unicode characters in my vBulletin tables show up correctly, while those in Classifieds table all show up as squares or question marks...