See screen snippet below. The question marks and other graphical items normally displayed throughout the CiviCRM UI are showing as squares with the unicode. This is a dev instance, copied (codebase and databases) from a production instance using the instructions here. The symbols show correctly in the production instance. What did I mess up?!?

CiviCRM 5.23.1 and Drupal 7.69.

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  • If you look in your browser dev console are there any errors? Also if you copied over civicrm.settings.php check inside there for anything that seems wrong.
    – Demerit
    Mar 18, 2020 at 3:04
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    Humble apologies. Feel free to post a response along the lines of "Children, remember to triple-check your civicrm.settings.php" and I'll up-vote it. I could've sworn I had adjusted it but, alas, it still pointed to the production base url. Symbols now display correctly.
    – wil_SRQ
    Mar 18, 2020 at 13:45

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Based on comments the problem was civicrm.settings.php still had old settings.

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