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newbie
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Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 02:22 pm:   

I want to send chinese sms, do nowsms support chinese? if yes, what configuration do i need to set in nowsms? can i copy & paste the chinese messages from other applciation (like microsoft office wolrd/excel) to nowsms for sending? i need a fast answer, so no time to go thru all the forum thread, sorry about that as my question may be repeated before.
mambo
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Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 01:38 pm:   

hey...anyone can help? keen to find out the solution.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4363
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 04:30 pm:   

Yes. That is not a problem.

You can cut & paste Chinese text into our built-in web form.

If you want to submit messages to NowSMS through a direct URL request, then you should note that NowSMS defaults to assuming that submitted text will be encoded using UTF-8 encoding. So you can either convert your text to UTF-8 encoding, or you can append a parameter to the request to specify if you are using another character set such as BIG5 or GB2312.

For example:

http://127.0.0.1:8800/?PhoneNumber=xxxxxxxx&Text=xxxxxxxxxxxxx&charset=big5

Note that you should URL encode the "text=" paramter value which is standard when making HTTP requests. (NowSMS does not require this, but you could run into problems if the second byte of a DBCS character is "&", "?" or " " which are URL delimiters.)
newbie
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 01:50 pm:   

Hi Bryce,

Thanks. DO i need to configure any setting in the smsgw file? & how to do the conversion from UTF-8 encoding to chinese? If i use the distribution list, how is the http address look like? (phone number for all receivers??)
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4386
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 04:44 pm:   

Hi newbie,

If you include the "&charset=big5" parameter in your URL request, there is nothing to change in the SMSGW.INI file. We will use that parameter to tell us what format is used for the request.

There is no need to convert from UTF-8 to Chinese, unless you are using a 2-way command to receive messages. If so, there is an SMSGW.INI setting described in the following link: http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/4906.html (Just change iso-8859-6 in that example to big5 or gb2312.)

For distribution lists, you can either create distribution lists on the NowSMS server, or you can include a comma delimited list of phone numbers in your HTTP request when submitting a message (e.g., /?PhoneNumber=1,2,3,4,5).

If you create distribution lists on the NowSMS server, note that NowSMS maintains separate distribution lists for each user account, so if you create distribution lists under a particular account, they will only be accessible if you specify to use that account in your URL request when sending (/?User=username&password=password&...) These distribution lists are simple text files under the DLISTS directory of NowSMS, so it is possible to edit them externally.

-bn

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