Question of Unicode encoding

Question of Unicode encoding SearchSearch

SMS & MMS Technical Forum » NowSMS Support - SMS Issues (Product Support Only) » Archive through February 09, 2012 » Question of Unicode encoding « Previous || Next »
Author Message
Johnny
New member
Username: Johny

Post Number: 27
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 05:34 am:   

Unicode characters of 1page is 60 characters in the Send Text Messae

Can I insert more Unicode characters in the 1 sms messge?

I think that unicode characters is 8bit encoding.

Is it possible to encode 7bit encoding of Unicode?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 8008
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 - 03:34 pm:   

Hi Johnny,

Unicode is a 16-bit character set. The way that it is implemented in SMS, if a message uses Unicode encoding, each character requires 16 bits, and 70 characters can fit into a single SMS.

For more info about SMS character sets and message size limits, this is a good article:

http://www.nowsms.com/long-sms-text-messages-and-the-160-character-limit

Login Login / Register Logout Logout Search Last 30 Days Topics Topics