View MySQL Char Set encoding for your database

Quick reference:

For Schemas:
SELECT default_character_set_name FROM information_schema.SCHEMATA S
WHERE schema_name = “schemaname”;

For Tables:
SELECT CCSA.character_set_name FROM information_schema.`TABLES` T,
information_schema.`COLLATION_CHARACTER_SET_APPLICABILITY` CCSA
WHERE CCSA.collation_name = T.table_collation
AND T.table_schema = “schemaname”
AND T.table_name = “tablename”;

For Columns:
SELECT character_set_name FROM information_schema.`COLUMNS` C
WHERE table_schema = “schemaname”
AND table_name = “tablename”
AND column_name = “columnname”;

Thanks, as always, StackOverflow

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