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Returns the name of the character set (PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5, PECL mysql:1.0)
string mysql_client_encoding ( [resource link_identifier] )

Retrieves the character_set variable from MySQL.



The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect() is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect() was called with no arguments. If by chance no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level warning is generated.

Return Values

Returns the default character set name for the current connection.


Example 1413. mysql_client_encoding() example

= mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$charset = mysql_client_encoding($link);

"The current character set is: $charset\n";

The above example will output something similar to:

The current character set is: latin1