Re: Encoding of Emoji in SMS, and UCS-2 vs UTF-16

From: William_J_G Overington <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:03:00 +0100 (BST)

What actually happens if one tries to send a plane 1 character such as U+1F308 RAINBOW over the SMS link? Perhaps by trying to send a pair of surrogate characters.
For example, does the system refuse to send it or does it arrive at the other end as two purportedly unknown plane 0 characters?
I am thinking that what happens with such an experiment might be important in knowing how difficult it would be to upgrade the specification.
A picture of a rainbow that I found linked from Google Streetview.,18.171387&sspn=3.913939,8.789063&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=San+Gimignano+Sienna,+Tuscany,+Italy&ll=43.470378,11.03405&spn=0.018936,0.068665&z=14&layer=c&cbll=43.470378,11.03405&cbp=12,0,,0,5&photoid=po-6883577
William Overington
29 August 2011
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