Simplifying the concept of "Character Sets"


GSM 03.38 Encoding


The standard SMS mobile-phone character set is used universally to send text messages. The standard character set allows few of the Roman alphabet and the most common accented forms, certain special characters, and few Greek alphabets that sum up to 160 characters. It includes the following characters:


Extended character counts in SMS

Note: All extended characters will take two characters to send.

Supported Character Sets


@ £ \ $ ¥ è é ù ì ò Ç \ n Ø ø \ r Å å ? _ F " ? O ? ? S T ? Æ æ ß É ! \ " # ¤ % & ' ( ) * + , - ../ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? ¡ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ? Ö Ñ Ü § ¿ a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ö ñ ü à ä Ä { } \ ~ [ ] |

£ ¥ è é ù ì ò Ç Ø ø Å å Δ Φ Γ Λ Ω Π Ψ Σ Θ Ξ Æ æ ß É ¤ ¡ Ä Ö Ñ Ü § ¿ ä ö ñ ü à



Note: Extended character like € takes three characters to send.


For more information on Characters, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM_03.38