Thanks so much the collation was set to: latin1_swedish_ci (same with others - not sure if this would pose a problem for any content in the other columns?). Changing it to utf8_unicode_ci did seem to solve the problem! Definitely appreciate it! Do you know if this was a problem with how the database was written by PowerCMS on install, or is it an issue with the hosting environment? Just wanted to know if it is something I should manual change with future installs? Thanks!