You'll have it in your connection string like: "mysql:host=$host;dbname=$db;
charset=utf8". HOWEVER, prior to PHP 5.3.6, the charset option was ignored. If
you're running an older version of PHP, you must do it like this: $dbh = new ...
When using ODBC on Windows, the database client charset is defined in the
language settings for non-Unicode applications. The current ANSI code page (
ACP) is used by the SQL Server client. On Windows 10, click Start and type
You should use utf8mb4 for PDO and your database structures. $dsn='mysql:host
=example.com;dbname=testdb;port=3306;charset=utf8mb4';. When possible, don
't forget to set the character encoding of your pages as well.
charset parameter in the DSN string; Run SET NAMES utf8 with PDO::
MYSQL_ATTR_INIT_COMMAND connection option; Run SET NAMES utf8
manually. This sample code implements all three: <?php define('DB_HOST' ...
1 On Linux and macOS, the system encoding is usually UTF-8, which allows SQL
text to contain wide character data. SQL text using UTF‑8 is compatible with the
existing Pervasive ODBC Client Interface driver, so an ODBC Unicode driver on ...
charset. The character set. See the character set concepts documentation for
more information. Prior to PHP 5.3.6, this element was silently ignored. The same
behaviour can be partly replicated with the PDO::
Jan 31, 2018 ... Issue description Result of using in DSN string charset and non default collation
parameters together not as expected. In file github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql/
connection.go executed SET NAMES sql command without ...