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himansu
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Username: Rocder

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:54 pm:   

hi,

i have tried out the now sms gateway and when i push a message that has any of ($^&_{}|\][@)these special characters, i get a diffrent character.... why is that happening??? my encoding is working perfectly on the other special characters....

Himansu
himansu
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Username: Rocder

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 07:25 am:   

i tried to send the message using the web interface and the symbols were received perfectly.... however they seem to change in my application....

BTW i am using the devshock client.... there must be a diffrent encoding that i will have to mention, can u tell me what it has to be???
himansu
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Username: Rocder

Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 12:33 pm:   

FYI

My provider is using now sms gateway
my smsc is in india
and my client is using devshock component...

hope that this helps
himansu
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Username: Rocder

Post Number: 4
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 02:30 pm:   

is Bryce on a holiday?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5531
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 10:21 pm:   

Hi,

I'm sorry, we will be a bit delayed in responding to technical queries until after the NowSMS 2006 release on Feb 24.

This sounds like a character set encoding issue. Are you submitting via SMPP? If so, NowSMS assumes that you will be using the GSM character set ... unless you specify data_coding=3 (iso-8859-1/latin) when submitting the message.

There also may be some issues with different versions of NowSMS. If you are running a release prior to v5.51, update to v5.51 by downloading the latest trial version from our web site (it will recognise existing serial numbers).

If you have v5.51, but have a version prior to v5.51k, then try downloading the patch at http://www.nowsms.com/download/latestpatch.zip, as I know it does more automatic character set determination.

-bn
cecile
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Username: Cecile

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 01:52 pm:   

Dear Brice,

One of our customers has the 5.51 version and seems to encounter the same problem of character display as himansu, while sending SMS via the web interface.

Is there any settings to change in SMSGW.INI file to change the encoding?
I saw you suggested to set an encoding (3): where/how to do that ?

Regards,

Cécile
cecile
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Username: Cecile

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 02:10 pm:   

I forgot to mention that SMSC connection is SMPP.

Cécile
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 5804
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 01:00 pm:   

Hi Cécile,

The above thread was referring to using another SMPP client to submit SMS messages to NowSMS. So that is why I was referring to setting a particular encoding option in the other SMPP client.

If you are using NowSMS to connect to an SMPP server, you can control the character set under "Advanced Settings" when you define the SMPP connection.

Try setting "SMSC Character Set" to "iso-8859-1 (Latin)".

That generally resolves this type of problem.

-bn

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