libgsmd-tool not supporting some SMS encodings

Chris Lord chris at
Sat Dec 1 12:35:40 CET 2007


openmoko-messages2 and the phone-kit SMS handler (which I'm responsible
for) should support decoding of ASCII (7-bit), UCS-2 (16-bit) and UTF-8
(8-bit) messages. Sending should support ASCII and UTF-8, I don't think
I got round to UCS-2 sending yet (but maybe I did and forgot, I don't
have the time to look right now).

The messages app isn't really near complete yet, but it can send and
receive SMS messages at least. I'll be working on getting it to a better
state in the coming week.



On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 22:25 +0100, Major A wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently I use libgsmd-tool for reading and writing text messages
> (while, hopefully, someone out there is developing a proper SMS
> application...). I've recently received a bunch of messages that
> libgsmd-tool just won't display -- they seem to be encoded in a
> different character set than plain old English text messages.
> Here's what says about it:
> Receipt requested
> Data Header
> TimeStamp:30/11/07 21:35:53 GMT ?
> TP_PID:00
> TP_DCS:08
> TP_DCS-popis:Uncompressed Text
> No class
> Alphabet:UCS2(16)bit
> Length:5
> I've replaced all private data with XXXXXX, of course. I guess it's
> the UCS2 bit that breaks libgsmd-tool.
> Is there any chance this gets supported in the near future?
> Thanks,
>   Andras

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