Ticket #923 (new enhancement)
Opened 3 years ago
Unicode letters in SMS
|Reported by:||rhn||Owned by:||mrmoku|
Some languages use alphabets based on Latin with additional characters not included in the 7-bit SMS encoding, but included in UCS-2. Most of these characters can be converted to their Latin equivalents without a big loss in readability.
UCS-2 SMS can contain up to 70 characters, 7-bit ones can contain up to 160 chars. The user has to choose between paying twice for messages or keeping a separate dictionary with "Latinized" words only for use with SMS (often impossible, usually impractical).
Define a "Latinizing" mapping from Unicode to 7-bit characters and allow the user to choose it to be applied for his/her messages, which can later be sent in 7-bit encoding.
It's divided into parts: what I found in Illume keyboard source (only mapped to lowercase), the Polish conversions I use daily and some guesses.
It probably contains a fair number of characters that will never be used.