Lots of Ã‚ symbols appeared in almost all of our blog posts after updating to wp 4.5.1. The quickest, easiest way to fix this was:
- Export the site's database from phpmyadmin on the server
- Open the exported file and replaced allÂ theÂ Ã‚s with nothing
- Import the file back in to phpmyadmin
The characters are gone from the posts.