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  1. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    I got the galaxy s 4 about a month and a half ago and randomly when I send my boyfriend a text he gets it in Chinese writing does anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it, on my side it's in English
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    03-21-2014 03:39 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ensure the language on his phone is set to English.

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    03-21-2014 10:53 AM
  3. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    yeah its at English. this is the text he got last night "ЀĀ洀洀 戀愀戀攀 洀攀 琀漀漀 ℀ 眀攀 渀攀攀搀 猀漀洀攀 挀甀搀搀氀椀渀最 琀椀洀攀 椀琀✀猀 戀攀攀渀 琀漀 氀漀渀最愀 㨀ⴀ"

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    03-21-2014 01:25 PM
  4. sjsmith1708's Avatar
    Wtf! Strange

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    03-21-2014 01:38 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    That's weird. Is it all your text messages or just that one?

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    03-21-2014 03:41 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is he using the stock messaging app?

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    03-21-2014 04:26 PM
  7. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    just at random times he'll get it in Chinese or whatever that language is. and no he's using a his regular text messaging I use to have the htc one s and it never did that until I got the s 4

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    03-21-2014 07:35 PM
  8. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    I got the galaxy s 4 about a month and a half ago and randomly when I send my boyfriend a text he gets it in Chinese writing does anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it, on my side it's in English
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    What device does he have?

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    03-21-2014 10:02 PM
  9. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    he has the Huawei Vitria from metro

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    03-22-2014 02:45 AM
  10. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    All I can think is Huawei is a Chinese company so maybe something screwy is going on in the language settings.

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    03-22-2014 07:16 AM
  11. blackberriquero's Avatar
    The other day I saw a post like these, try downloading a antivirus from play store and scan your s4.
    On the other post I saw the other day he resolve his problem by this way

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    03-22-2014 07:21 AM
  12. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    isn't the lookout app that's already downloaded on the phone for or should I download a different one ?

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    03-22-2014 07:00 PM
  13. smooth3006's Avatar
    All I can think is Huawei is a Chinese company so maybe something screwy is going on in the language settings.

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    Agreed its on his end.
    03-22-2014 07:04 PM
  14. smooth3006's Avatar
    isn't the lookout app that's already downloaded on the phone for or should I download a different one ?

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    Try avg on the market and lookout. Scan it twice. Also u can both try to use a 3rd party sms app like textra.
    03-22-2014 07:05 PM
  15. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    I don't think it's on his end he's has the phone for a while and it started happening when I got the s4

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    03-22-2014 07:22 PM
  16. Larry_F's Avatar
    yeah its at English. this is the text he got last night "ЀĀ洀洀 戀愀戀攀 洀攀 琀漀漀 ℀ 眀攀 渀攀攀搀 猀漀洀攀 挀甀搀搀氀椀渀最 琀椀洀攀 椀琀✀猀 戀攀攀渀 琀漀 氀漀渀最…愀 㨀ⴀ"
    I do not know anything about how the characters in text messages are normally encoded when sent, but it looks like the text was sent encoded as UTF-16 big endian and was interpreted by the receiving phone as UTF-16 little endian (or vice versa). If that was the case, then the actual message was something like "mm babe me too ! we need some cuddling time it's been to long". Maybe someone else who understands the character encodings used in text messages can comment on how this might happen.

    Larry
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    03-22-2014 07:50 PM
  17. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    that's exactly what the text was, If someone can help me fix that it would be really helpful

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    03-22-2014 08:32 PM
  18. blackberriquero's Avatar
    that's exactly what the text was, If someone can help me fix that it would be really helpful

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    I already told you, download a popular antivirus and scan your s4

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    03-22-2014 09:40 PM
  19. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    I did that already it hasn't happened since I posted the question so hopefully it helped.

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    03-22-2014 10:02 PM
  20. ninamarie_2's Avatar
    thanks everybody for your help !

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    03-22-2014 10:36 PM
  21. blackberriquero's Avatar
    I did that already it hasn't happened since I posted the question so hopefully it helped.

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    I apologize I didn't saw your answer !

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    03-25-2014 04:23 PM
  22. Miguel Gomez6's Avatar
    I have the same problem ,my Samsung sIII ,its happens when text me from s4 and s5 !!!!
    04-16-2014 09:27 PM
  23. Juliann Collins's Avatar
    Just got a Galaxy S5 and the same exact thing is happening to me and I did everything you did to resolve it and still no luck...very frustrating, even more so cause he bought me the phone
    Any luck on your end???
    07-16-2014 09:59 AM
  24. Juliann Collins's Avatar
    If I may ask, what anti-virus did you use? I'm still having the problem
    07-16-2014 10:06 AM
  25. Juliann Collins's Avatar
    Did you resolve your issue as of yet? I still can't get English when texting to my Metro subscibers
    07-16-2014 10:07 AM
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