02-25-2020 10:55 AM
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  1. Tdjohnson7700's Avatar
    I am using samsung note 9 on Verizon

    I have just recently found out that when I send texts to some users with iPhone 6+ (one is on AT&T the other is on Consumer Cellular) they see an upside down question mark where I pressed return. I do not know currently if other phones are affected-they are the only ones I have heard from.

    I have tried Messages+ and the native Messages app.

    I do not type in Spanish

    Does anyone have a fix for this? Thank you in advance!
    12-15-2019 09:32 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    SMS doesn't have <return> or <enter> as part of the protocol, so every phone handles it differently. What they might be seeing is a placeholder - that says "I don't have a character for 0x10". Just hit the send button to send. (Sending 2 lines is going to come out as one line at the other end in phones that can handle it - SMS just throws the newline character away.)
    12-15-2019 11:48 PM
  3. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    You should see what sms look like when crossing into or out of Canadia.
    All kinds of strange characters are added.
    Adds to the mystery.
    silverfang77 likes this.
    12-16-2019 12:29 PM
  4. Tdjohnson7700's Avatar
    I am still having problems with some people who receive my texts.

    Does anyone have a suggestion to fix this?

    Thank you

    Thank you
    12-19-2019 05:57 PM
  5. Tdjohnson7700's Avatar
    I just sent text messages to a Samsung Note 9 user on AT&T. (I am on Verizon) I used the native messages app and also the messages+ app. I had the same issue with the recipient receiving the message with upside down question Mark's where the returns were.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, can you please share a solution?

    thank you!
    12-21-2019 08:24 PM
  6. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I just sent text messages to a Samsung Note 9 user on AT&T. (I am on Verizon) I used the native messages app and also the messages+ app. I had the same issue with the recipient receiving the message with upside down question Mark's where the returns were.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, can you please share a solution?

    thank you!
    Which keyboard are you using?
    12-22-2019 08:51 AM
  7. tpallot's Avatar
    I am using a Note 8 on Verizon with SwiftKey keyboard. My son has a Note 10 on AT&T. My text place upside down question marks where I hit return to start a new line. He said my texts have been doing it for a while. You are not alone. Anyone have any ideas /theories?
    12-22-2019 04:02 PM
  8. gfunkbigdaddy's Avatar
    Same issue here, Samsung Galaxy S6 on AT&T. So far two contacts using other providers display the inverted upside down question mark when a new line was intended. Hoping we see a fix soon, must have been pushed out in a recent update, didn't see this until a few days ago.
    12-24-2019 08:59 PM
  9. Tdjohnson7700's Avatar
    Which keyboard are you using?
    Thank you for responding. I am using the Samsung keyboard.

    A little more information. It seems like it happens more when you type a sentence that "wraps", then press return twice.

    If a short line is typed and then press return twice, it doesn't seem to happen as often.

    If anyone else is experiencing this, please post. Also-please contact your carrier. Until more people report this, it won't get the attention it needs.

    I have reported it twice to Verizon. They say they are working on it. As of yesterday, it was still happening.

    You won't know if it affects you until someone tells you that your texts have the upside down question marks in them.
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    12-27-2019 02:33 PM
  10. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Thank you for responding. I am using the Samsung keyboard.

    A little more information. It seems like it happens more when you type a sentence that "wraps", then press return twice.

    If a short line is typed and then press return twice, it doesn't seem to happen as often.

    If anyone else is experiencing this, please post. Also-please contact your carrier. Until more people report this, it won't get the attention it needs.

    I have reported it twice to Verizon. They say they are working on it. As of yesterday, it was still happening.

    You won't know if it affects you until someone tells you that your texts have the upside down question marks in them.
    Are these iPhone 6 users, that you're concerned about having to endure your upside down question marks, work clients / colleagues?
    I don't know why your texts are doing that. I'm on Verizon, using the Samsung Messages app and SwiftKey keyboard and I've never had anyone report such.
    If they're friends, they'll be ok.
    After all, they are super brilliant iPhone users! That can handle the task.
    12-27-2019 05:48 PM
  11. Tdjohnson7700's Avatar
    I am a realtor, so my customers are receiving the texts. it is very important to me that this is fixed.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    12-27-2019 07:42 PM
  12. an_other_droid's Avatar
    Hey there, I unfortunately don't have a fix, but I came here from Google because I was texting a friend just now and we had the same problem! We were experimenting with it to see what triggered it.

    I am using a Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit with Walmart's Straight Talk, and my friend is using an iPhone 6s with Cricket Wireless (which is AT&T I suppose), and I'm using the default Samsung keyboard and Messages app. My friend and I found that if the text is long enough that it has to be split into multiple parts (with "#characters/#parts" to the side), the upside down question marks appear. Shorter texts are fine with enter presses. I guess that's not really helpful and you already know that, though. My friend sent me a very long 4-part text (of course the parts are received as a single long text) with newlines and it was fine on my end but when I copied it and sent it back it was full of the question marks. I'll admit I have no idea if my apps/phone are up to date since I messed with the auto update settings.

    Kind of reminds me when my old phone started mangling multipart texts it received in summer 2018. "Enhanced message not translated" was its cry. Though that likely had to do with the phone being a particularly crummy one from 2013 and the world moving on without me.
    12-27-2019 10:13 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Can you post a screenshot of it? Just block personal information .
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=413366
    12-27-2019 11:17 PM
  14. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Until you find a fix, what if you used a dash instead of return?
    I just thought that you likely use a hard return, when sending an address, which is likely often, so the dash may not be a solution.
    If only someone could figure out the cause.
    Have you tried a different keyboard, line GBoard or SwiftKey?
    Have you tried other SMS apps, like Google's or Textra? There are many.

    How long has it been, since you cleared your phones cache partician?

    How long has it been since you've performed a factory reset? Did you perform a FR after your phone updates to Pie / Android 9?

    Did you ever encounter this issue before the recent complaints?
    12-28-2019 10:33 AM
  15. dallas plus twins's Avatar
    Can you post a screenshot of it? Just block personal information .
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=413366
    Screenshot of what i sent from samsung to iphone
    Attached Thumbnails upside down question mark appearing where a return/enter would be in some texts-screenshot_20200105-190917.png   upside down question mark appearing where a return/enter would be in some texts-screenshot_20200105-190902.png  
    mustang7757 and pizza_pablo like this.
    01-04-2020 04:13 PM
  16. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Screenshot of what i sent from samsung to iphone
    You should probably blackout your phone number, really quickly.
    The whole world can look at it, right now.
    You can remove this pic. Edit the pic, with your S-Pen and then post it back.
    It's easier to accomplish in a browser, as opposed to the app.
    mustang7757 and belodion like this.
    01-04-2020 07:44 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Screenshot of what i sent from samsung to iphone
    Thank you !
    Have you tried any trouble shooting steps ?

    Welcome as a new member here !
    01-04-2020 07:52 PM
  18. Rukbat's Avatar
    The line ending in Android is different than the line ending in Apple - an iPhone can't handle it, so it shows it as a question mark.
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    01-04-2020 08:14 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    The line ending in Android is different than the line ending in Apple - an iPhone can't handle it, so it shows it as a question mark.
    So more of a issue from iPhone side?
    01-04-2020 08:21 PM
  20. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    the line ending in android is different than the line ending in apple - an iphone can't handle it, so it shows it as a question mark.
    AHA ! I knew it was the eyephone's fault !
    01-04-2020 08:30 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    AHA ! I knew it was the eyephone's fault !
    Rukbat could be right the way the iPhone is handling it .
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    01-04-2020 09:34 PM
  22. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Rukbat could be right the way the iPhone is handling it .
    Oh, that wasn't sarcasm.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-04-2020 09:36 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    Oh, that wasn't sarcasm.
    I know
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    01-04-2020 09:36 PM
  24. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I know
    Oh
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    01-04-2020 09:40 PM
  25. Rukbat's Avatar
    So more of a issue from iPhone side?
    No, not a problem, just a difference in operating systems. Do that to a Windows box and the text is all on one line.

    The <newline> character in each system is different. Apple uses carriage-return, *nix uses line-feed, Windows uses 2 characters together, carriage-return followed by line-feed. There are programs that convert between them. Both Edit Pad and Edit Plus let you change the newline in the current text, but display new lines for any of them.
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    01-05-2020 11:41 AM
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