Jean-Noël Rivasseau wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'd like to know which configuration file or setting is used by PHP mysqli
> extension to know the default charset connection to the database.

mysqli (and also mysql) extension uses the default character set for
libmysql  This can be package dependend: Several distros deliver utf8 as
default, others latin1.

To be on the safe side, you should call mysqli_set_charset($link,
"utf8/latin1/whatever) to set the character set for each connection.

Georg Richter, Development Manager - Connectors & Client Connectivity
MySQL GmbH, Radlkoferstr. 2, D-81373 München,
Geschäftsführer: Hans von Bell, Kaj Arnö - HRB München 162140

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