When designing applications that make use of text messaging (SMS), developers must be aware of several character-sets that can be used to transmit information.

Select the character set appropriate for you:
GSM Standard
Unicode Characters
The 7 Bit Default Alphabet

Unicode characters

The characters shown below cannot be sent to mobile/cell phones unless those phones support Unicode. Most European and American phones DO NOT support Unicode. Sending Unicode characters limits the length of the entire message sent.

Character Description
[ left square bracket
\ back slash
] right square bracket
^ caret
` grave accent
{ left curly brace
| pipe or vertical bar
} right curly brace
~ tilde

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