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Oded
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 09:48 am:   

Hello,

I'm having problems sending Hebrew SMS.

When I'm using the web/form interface the hebrew SMS works and looks great, but when trying to use the URL methot (http://127.0.0.1:8800/?PhoneNumber=XXX&text=YYY...), the SMS is messed up.

I ran a search on this topic and it said that the program automaticly converts the text to UniCode if needed, but in reality, it doesnt seem to work.

Do you know other solution?

Thanks!
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5103
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 02:21 pm:   

Hi Oded,

As you mention, when you use the web form interface, it all works great.

The reason for this is because the web form includes a directive that instructs the browser to build a URL with the message text in UTF-8 format.

So when you create your own URL, NowSMS expects the "text" parameter to contain text in UTF-8 format.

But, if your application is using a different character set, it is also possible to specify this character set in the URL. For example, if you're using Hebrew, then you're probably using either iso-8859-8 or windows-1255 as the character set. Just modify your URL to add "&charset=iso-8859-8" to tell NowSMS that you are using this character set.

-bn

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