"where possible" is doing a lot of work… I think I ran this correctly but nothing seems to have changed.

This annoys me when I look at URL stats and see all these miscoded URLs.

Seems like the WP dev team might have offered a way to make this conversion when they changed the database parameters. I am running 5.7.2, so there has been enough time to catch up. Who knows the design better than them? Lots of HOWTOs but I don't understand any of them well enough to apply them.

Changing the encoding in a SQL session kicks back errors as well. Wondering if an export/import to a new database is my best option.