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mysqli_character_set_name

Returns the default character set for the database connection (PHP 5)
string mysqli_character_set_name ( mysqli link )

Procedural style:

Object oriented style (method):

mysqli {
  string character_set_name();
}

Returns the current character set for the database connection.

Parameters

link

Procedural style only: A link identifier returned by mysqli_connect() or mysqli_init()

Return Values

The default character set for the current connection

Examples

Example 1474. Object oriented style

<?php
/* Open a connection */
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
   
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
   exit();
}

/* Print current character set */
$charset = $mysqli->character_set_name();
printf ("Current character set is %s\n", $charset);

$mysqli->close();
?>


Example 1475. Procedural style

<?php
/* Open a connection */
$link = mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (!$link) {
   
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
   exit();
}

/* Print current character set */
$charset = mysqli_character_set_name($link);
printf ("Current character set is %s\n",$charset);

/* close connection */
mysqli_close($link);
?>


The above example will output:

Current character set is latin1_swedish_ci