From: Deborah Goldsmith (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 29 2010 - 19:27:26 CDT
iPhone 4 supports Unicode in SMS messages. Furthermore, the SMS standard provides for Unicode in messages:
I haven’t encountered any problems sending Unicode SMS messages on AT&T in the US.
On Oct 29, 2010, at 8:13 AM, Ed wrote:
> That's an interesting question Don.
> I recently bought a so-called "ChiPhone" (Chinese phone) which has
> message catalogs and input methods for English, Français, Español,
> Português, Italiano, Deutsch, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Türçe,
> Tiếng Việt, русский язык, Arabic, Persian, Romanian, ไทย, 繁體中文 and of
> course 简体中文.
> The phone has a side slide-out QWERTY keyboard which is very
> convenient. The input method for 简体中文 is decent enough. However,
> overall the software on the phone sucks, and a number of the other
> language input methods are awkward or bordering on unusable. The lack
> of Japanese is also annoying.
> And there is another big problem: at least here in the U.S., it looks
> like at least some major carriers refuse to accept Unicode text
> messages outside of the ASCII range. I wish I knew more specifically
> what is or is not accepted. I know I have had problems trying to send
> Chinese text messages with T-Mobile: the carrier refused to accept
> messages containing "symbols". Very annoying.
> Does anyone on this list know specifically what limitations carriers
> in the U.S. impose on unicode SMS messages? Are there specific
> encoding issues?
> I think it would be especially valuable to know if the iPhone4 using
> ATT in the U.S. deals with Unicode properly? The reason I single out
> the iPhone4 is because its high-resolution screen is very much
> superior to a typical smart phone, especially when it comes to reading
> scripts with many strokes like Chinese, or with many small diacritical
> marks, like Vietnamese or Thai. (If you have not done so yet, try
> reading a Chinese web page on your typical smart phone, and then do
> the same on an iPhone4 to see the difference).
> - Ed
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:20 AM, Don Osborn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> What do users of this list find to be the most Unicode friendly smart
>> phones? Apps for those phones? Best input systems for texting beyond ASCII
>> (and potentially multiscriptly)?
>> Thanks in advance for any feedback. I’m back in the US and in the market for
>> a new phone, and if I pay for high-end, don’t want to be limited to ASCII.
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