(PHP 5 >= 5.2.3)
mysql_set_charset — Sets the client character set
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:
$link_identifier= NULL ] ) : bool
Sets the default character set for the current connection.
A valid character set name.
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_WARNING level error is generated.
TRUE on success or
FALSE on failure.
This function requires MySQL 5.0.7 or later.