character sets

SMPP Character Set Issues

This article provides troubleshooting advice when sending SMS messages with NowSMS and experiencing one or more of the following issues: a.) Some characters such as @, $, £ or € are not correct. b.) Some or all messages are truncated or garbage (possibly only messages over a certain length). c.) Some accented characters are not correct (è, é, etc.) d.) Some or all Greek characters are not...

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Long SMS Text Messages and the 160 Character Limit

Ok, this post may be old news to many … but it’s a question that I get asked frequently … SMS text messages are limited to 160 characters, but on most GSM networks it is possible to send longer text messages. These messages go out as multiple physical SMS messages that are logically reassembled into a single long text message by the recipient handset. How does this work? What...

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