Re: GSM and Unicode

Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 15:48:15 EST

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    In a message dated 11/4/2003 12:27:04 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

    GSM charsets are mostly from MES-1, but GSM phones now prefer using a UTF-8
    scheme based on Unicode, where extensions are added depending on the
    national markets where they are deployed (so support for basic Arabic or
    basic Hebrew is optional but now comes frequently on phones from Nokia,
    Siemens, Alcatel, Sony, Motorola, only with the Unicode scheme, not in the
    ITU encoding scheme).
    it be nice if you can tell me more about this "UTF-8" scheme. I didn't see it
    in the GSM 03.38 standard. How wide is such support? How is that supprot
    through the GSM? using the "user defined" 8bits (Bit 3 2 = "0 1"? ) or something

    Frank Yung-Fong Tang
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    whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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