Apparently when I migrated to DreamHost it created some problems with the character encoding – a quick visit to Dr. Google revealed that many people using the DreamHost/WordPress combo experience this problem. I believe I have fixed it, although it involved code and I haven't the slightest damn idea what I'm doing. Also, if you are using FireFox you can resolve any issues with View->Character Encoding to Unicode.

Please let me know if the problem persists.