I'm designing a website that has most of its content in a MySQL database.
I've got a problem with special characters (i.e. (&)nbsp, eacute, umlauts...), should I store the content as plain text and convert it on the fly, should I store it as html (with special characters codes)?
How will it affect queries, are there any performance issues?
Thanks for any help.

[This message has been edited by adn (edited April 19, 2000).]