(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)
mysql_client_encoding — Returns the name of the character set
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 no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.
Returns the default character set name for the current connection.
Example #1 mysql_client_encoding() example
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$charset = mysql_client_encoding($link);
echo "The current character set is: $charset\n";
The above example will output something similar to:
The current character set is: latin1