mysqli set utf8 encoding
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mysqli set utf8 encoding

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<?php
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost","my_user","my_password","my_db");

if ($mysqli -> connect_errno) {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . $mysqli -> connect_error;
  exit();
}

echo "Initial character set is: " . $mysqli -> character_set_name();

// Change character set to utf8
$mysqli -> set_charset("utf8");

echo "Current character set is: " . $mysqli -> character_set_name();

$mysqli -> close();
?>