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ARIS VLOTOMAS
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Username: Pqow7747

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2011
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 07:21 am:   

Hi,
I am trying to send a greek SMS through the web API which automatically created on installation and i see that i can send a message of 300 greek characters with 2 messages. When send via URL the same message, i need 4 messages to send it. Do i need to change something on the &charset field? Isn't it automatically identify the greek characters and use the appropriate charset as Web API does?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2901
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 09:55 pm:   

Hi Aris,

If the same text is working fine from the built-in web interface, then yes, you would need to either add the "&charset=" parameter or encode the text using the UTF-8 format.

The form for the web interface tells the browser to submit the text in UTF-8 format.

If you are not using UTF-8 when you build your URLs, then you need to specify the character set in the "&charset=" parameter. In most likelihood, you would use "&charset=iso-8859-7".

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Des
NowSMS Support
ARIS VLOTOMAS
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 01:04 pm:   

Hi,

I have the following sms that i need to send it through HTTP Request.
'ΚΥΡΙΕ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΕ, ΕΧΕΤΕ ΚΕΡΔΙΣΕΙ ΜΙΑ ΚΡΟΥΑΖΙΕΡΑ ΓΙΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΝΗΣΙΑ ΑΞΙΑΣ €1000 ΓΙΑ ΔΥΟ ΑΤΟΜΑ. ΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΩ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΗΣΤΕ ΜΑΖΙ ΜΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΠΑΡΑΛΑΒΕΤΕ ΤΟ ΔΩΡΟ ΣΑΣ. ΕΚ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΕΩΣ.' which is 177 characters length. How can i send this message with only 2 sms? When i send the message, i only receive the characters that are common to the greek and english language. The rest characters are not even displayed.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 2920
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 02:44 pm:   

Hi,

It depends on what character set your application is using to encode the text.

Most likely you are using native Greek encoding, in which case you need to append "&charset=iso-8859-7" to the URL.

If you do not include this parameter, NowSMS assumes that you are using UTF-8 character encoding (language independent Unicode format), which will cause the text to be interpreted incorrectly if it is not in UTF-8 encoding.

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Des
NowSMS Support

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