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Sending Unicode SMS messages is not supported in Symbian Web Runtime (Known Issue)

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Tested with
Devices(s): All devices supporting WRT1.1
Platform(s): S60 5th edition, S60 3rd edition FP2
S60 5th Edition
S60 3rd Edition FP2
Keywords: Service.Messaging
Created: User:Kbwiki (23 Dec 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (01 Aug 2012)


Unicode characters are not supported in messages that are sent from the WRT widget.


SMS messages can be sent from the widget, either by using the JavaScript Messaging Service API or the SMS scheme handler. Neither of these methods supports Unicode characters in the message body.

When a message with Unicode characters is sent with the Messaging Service API, the receiver will see a series of question marks instead of actual characters. The Messaging Service API can only handle default SMS alphabets (ETSI GSM 03.38).

In the case of the SMS scheme handler, the native message editor is populated with incorrect characters. The SMS scheme handler can only handle the basic ASCII character set.


No solution available.

This page was last modified on 1 August 2012, at 04:40.
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