phpMyAdmin and MySQL connection collation

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I must work with phpMyAdmin 2.6.0-pl3 installed on a client's Windows NT
web server. I've not previously encountered options for charset and
collation using phpMyAdmin, and am not sure what to set "MySQL
connection collation" for English-US type usage.

The default MySQL charset:  UTF-8 Unicode (utf8)

I didn't notice this until exporting a backup, which for different
tables is giving me different "CHARSET=latin1" values.

Maybe I need to export existing work, manually remove the CHARSET
settings from the schema and re-insert it back into phpMyAdmin?????

CREATE TABLE `code_library` (
   `id` mediumint(6) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment,
   `name` varchar(50) NOT NULL default '',
   `purpose` varchar(255) NOT NULL default '',
   `clip` text NOT NULL,
   `date_entered` date NOT NULL default '0000-00-00',
   `time_entered` time NOT NULL default '00:00:00',
   PRIMARY KEY  (`id`),
   UNIQUE KEY `id` (`id`),
   UNIQUE KEY `name_2` (`name`),
   KEY `name` (`name`)


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