National character issue in message replies ??

I'm having a weird problem, and new to Elgg so hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Have MYSQL set to UTF8, Danish language on Elgg 1.7.1. I've tried disabling all plugins, but messages. I've disbaled chacing for the test.

When i compose a message with danish chars "æøå" it works fine. Recipient can see them fine, but when they hit reply, it converts the topic danish chars to what looks like ANSI:


test af æøå og ÆØÅ

Becomes this:

RE: test af æøå og ���

Otherwise danish lang works fine (unless on external pages for some reason, could be a lang pack issue).


ANy ideas ?