I have content I am pulling from a database and just today I have run into a problem.
It's browser independent but shows different characters for IE, Firefox.

I get this �organic� when I output content. The ?diamonds are squares in IE. The code the echos this statement comes from here.
cho"<p class='c6'><a href='$file'>".$article_title."</a> - $description</p>";

The red part is the section that is showing the weird characters.

When the data is entered into the database it's run through a addslashes procedure and when it's pulled back out, it's run through a stripslashes procedure.