View Full Version : Standard characters for SMS on mobiles
10-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Does anyone have a list of all the characters that an SMS message MUST support? I want to send levels as SMS using base64 (if there are 64 standard ones!) and since this is for nintendo, no vowels...
10-06-2008, 07:28 PM
google is your friend, took me all of 3 seconds to find this.
Although when I read this I thought you were after a nice Sega Master System font or something....
10-07-2008, 03:25 AM
Whoops, my face is red. Sorry for wasting your time. I do have a related question (and I have tried google):- What characters are standard on US cell-phones and even more mad, what about Japanese?
I need 64 characters so I can send data in base-64. I know Nintendo will not allow vowels lest a naughty word should emerge...
10-07-2008, 08:13 AM
Most modern Japanese phones in the last 2 or 3 years can accept Shift JIS or GSM 7bit for short messages. For Emails they seem to be able to display pretty much what your avarage PC can and do effects such as text or background colour, scrolling effects, pictures, sounds and so on.
10-10-2008, 05:33 PM
[QUOTE=Piglet]Whoops, my face is red. Sorry for wasting your time. /QUOTE]
Only took him 3 seconds. Don't worry about it.
08-04-2010, 12:57 PM
There are so many different characters option available in mobiles for Short Message Service. One it is a standard character format Abc, another one is all small letter format abc, another format is all capital letters ABC and it also support T9 characters.
Why not take easy way out and just use Base32 instead? Base24 also exists (e.g. if it turns out something's messing with upper/lowercase chars), but I guess at some point you'd run low on space for your level data... Which you could work around by simply splitting it into two (or more) messages.
Edit: What the hell, this message's ancient! robinmarkk, please try to remember to look at the post's dates in the future, kthxbye.
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