bool mysql_set_charset(string $charset[, resource $link_identifier = NULL])
This extension was deprecated in PHP 5.5.0, and it was removed in PHP 7.0.0. 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_set_charset() PDO: Add charset to the connection string, such as charset=utf8
Sets the default character set for the current connection.
TRUE on success or
FALSE on failure.
- string $charset: A valid character set name.
- resource $link_identifier [ = NULL]: 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() had been called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an
E_WARNINGlevel error is generated.
- This function requires MySQL 5.0.7 or later.
- This is the preferred way to change the charset. Using mysql_query() to set it (such as SET NAMES utf8) is not recommended. See the MySQL character set concepts section for more information.