5.5.2 mysql_client_encoding

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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:

mysqli_character_set_name

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 5.4 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

mysql_set_charset
mysql_real_escape_string