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    Lightbulb Galaxy Note 2 international version - Chinese SMS get scrambled

    Hello,
    My wife and I had this problem on the note 2 when sending SMS with chinese characters, all recievers got them scrambled with question marks ?????? ???? ???
    It took me a little time to understand the error message and fix it so I thought it would be fair to share it here :

    To solve it you need to go to messaging application-> Settings Menu -> Text Message (SMS) settings tab -> Input Mode
    set it to Automatic (it was set to GSM alphabet for me) ...

    voila its fixed!
    I dont know why its not automatic by default.

    Hope it can help someone.
    Maybe the same problem can happen with non-latin scripts like russian, arabic etc...
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    Thanks for your sharing. It's workable.
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    Thanks OP, this solved my problem
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 2 international version - Chinese SMS get scrambled

    Hi:

    I have the same problem. Do you mean there's a settings menu within the messaging application? How do I access it? I've found the messaging app icon but when I press it, it simply opens the app. When I press and hold, it slides over to my home screen.

    Thanks!

    Nick


    Quote Originally Posted by oenvoyage View Post
    Hello,
    My wife and I had this problem on the note 2 when sending SMS with chinese characters, all recievers got them scrambled with question marks ?????? ???? ???
    It took me a little time to understand the error message and fix it so I thought it would be fair to share it here :

    To solve it you need to go to messaging application-> Settings Menu -> Text Message (SMS) settings tab -> Input Mode
    set it to Automatic (it was set to GSM alphabet for me) ...

    voila its fixed!
    I dont know why its not automatic by default.

    Hope it can help someone.
    Maybe the same problem can happen with non-latin scripts like russian, arabic etc...
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    I have the same problem with Vietnamese fonts? I can type it but when the message sent it turns to ???
    What do you mean: message application and setting menu? please help us to fix the problems
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    Can you help us how to fix the problem, I do not know where to go to messaging application???? and setting menu
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 2 international version - Chinese SMS get scrambled

    Quote Originally Posted by Phung Van Nguyen View Post
    Can you help us how to fix the problem, I do not know where to go to messaging application???? and setting menu

    open ur message app. The app u go to to send regular SMS and u will see all of ur recipients ( what I mean is not just a specific person but all of ur messages) and then click the menu button. I have a note 3 and will tell u where to go on my phone. But all androids have similar menus and options. My menu button is on the left. Then u go to the settings. From the list of options it gives u. And once ur in the settings on my phone it's the tabs on top I have 3 I think. The one in the middle says sms/mms there
    Click on it and it will say input mode. There u select automatic vs whatever it's set to. Who ever has issues like this with the corrupted sms in different languages try it. So did the trick for me. I suffered 1 year until I came across this post biggest thank u of all times to the guy who wrote this trick. ( I really hope I don't sound stupid or make anyone sound stupid. Just tried to explain as much so u can fix it. Good luck!

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