Converting £ symbol to £
My database is full of user inputted data which has loads of pound symbols in it '£'. BUt they output as a strange character.
I know if I change them to £, they appear correctly but how can I do that en-masse.
So far I have tried these options
echo str_replace("£", "£", $row_rs_deals['description'])
But neither work.
Does anyone know what will convert them? Also, would it be better to convert them on the way into the databse in the future or is that impossible?