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brandon miller
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Username: Brami

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 09:23 am:   

Hi,

when i send a message containing a german umlauts (äüö), i just receive strange characters (for ex. "A?"). is there a way of sending them correctly without activating unicode?

what is the default charset that is used from nowsms gateway when sending sms? does nowsms create a own udh? is it possible to change the charset in the udh?

i currently use clickatell via http.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5392
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 06:33 pm:   

Hi Brandon,

This question is specific to Clickatell, and HTTP interfaces.

By default, NowSMS uses the UTF-8 character set when interfacing to HTTP services.

I'm not sure if there is any well to indicate the character set when interfacing to Clickatell ... but there is a way to tell NowSMS to use a different character set when interfacing to an HTTP SMSC. This requires that you manually edit the SMSGW.INI file, and under the appropriate [HTTP - server:port] header, add Charset=xxxxx, where xxxxx is the character set that you want to use. I'd recommend trying iso-8859-1 as the character set (ANSI standard Western European character set).

-bn

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