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Charmaine
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Username: Fanfan

Post Number: 5
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 07:25 pm:   

our system sends SMS to NowGateway via SMPP, i.e., our system being the SMPP client. It works well for Alphabet sms, but not for sms containing Chinese characters.

SMPP protocol defines a data_coding field, however it doesn't specifiy the values for UTF8 encoding or GBK encoding. We can encode Chinese into UTF8 or GBK before sending to Now Gateway, but how should we set the data_coding field? If UTF8 and GBK are not supported by NowGateway, what other encoding method should I use for sending CHinese sms?

Thanks in advance.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4167
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 07:45 pm:   

Hi Charmaine,

If you are submitting via SMPP, you would specify data coding = 8 (UCS2) and encode the text as 16-bit Unicode.

-bn

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