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mysql_client_encoding

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

mysql_client_encodingReturns the name of the character set

Warning

This extension is deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0, and will be removed in the future. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

Description

string mysql_client_encoding ([ resource $link_identifier = NULL ] )

Retrieves the character_set variable from MySQL.

Parameters

link_identifier

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.

Return Values

Returns the default character set name for the current connection.

Examples

Example #1 mysql_client_encoding() example

<?php
$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

See Also

PHP Manual