Re: Best smart phones & apps for diverse scripts?

From: Luke-Jr (
Date: Fri Oct 29 2010 - 19:58:25 CDT

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    On Friday, October 29, 2010 08:45:05 pm Leonardo Boiko wrote:
    > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 22:27, Deborah Goldsmith <> wrote:
    > > iPhone 4 supports Unicode in SMS messages. Furthermore, the SMS standard
    provides for Unicode in messages:
    > Only UTF-16 though, which brings SMS’s already appaling low 160/140
    > character limit to a measly 70. Not a problem if you’re writing
    > Chinese or Japanese, but if you’re writing, say, Spanish, or English
    > with a single symbol requiring you to engage Unicode mode, you’re back
    > to telegram age. I don’t know in your countries, but here the price
    > per SMS really bites…

    The thread was discussing US carriers. In the US, most plans seem to include
    unlimited SMS... or at least, I don't know anyone who uses SMS and opts for
    the pay-per-message billing.

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