11-10-2016 03:18 AM
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  1. scipper77's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, if the receiving person forwards the text back to you is it still in Asian script? This sounds like a metro problem to me. Maybe there is some data corruption going on in transit.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-16-2014 10:14 AM
  2. Alex2003M's Avatar
    Hi Larry,
    I've received this text which someone wrote to me in Spanish originally from her iphone:
    浥獳慧攠Ԡ瑯‱㔱㐶㈱㜳㤲⁳畣捥敤敤
    I've tried to find a tool to know what she sent but couldn't.
    Are you able to hel me please?
    Thank you!!!
    Alex
    07-17-2014 12:47 PM
  3. Bill Boxall's Avatar
    Alex, that is exactly the same Chinese phrase that I received. I texted my wife (using Textra), and got a response within half a second, and it was that exact Chinese phrase. I don't know if it's my phone, or hers. I have a Nexus 5, hers is a Nexus 4. Something, somewhere, is fekked up. I have AVG AntiVirus FREE on my phone, and it didn't pick up anything in its scan on my phone. Maybe it's on my wife's. No idea.
    08-12-2014 12:27 PM
  4. megan barrett's Avatar
    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
    Larry i have the same issue and i need a message translated can u help
    08-23-2014 02:38 PM
  5. Larry_F's Avatar
    Larry i have the same issue and i need a message translated can u help
    I explained in my original post in this thread how the message was scrambled, and anyone should be able to unscramble such messages using a text/binary editor which can handle UTF-16 Unicode characters. If you don't understand what that means, try using Google to find out. I can't keep converting messages for people, so please try converting them yourself rather than asking me to do so.

    Megan, the message you sent me in a private message was nothing personal, so I'll post the converted message here: "MomȠMurdersȠHerȠOwnȠInfantȠThenȠPostȠPhotosȠOfȠT⁨&:Ƞhttp://youtu.b".

    The easiest thing to do if you receive such a message is probably to ask the person who sent it to resend.

    Larry
    08-26-2014 09:53 AM
  6. Herb-Gotti's Avatar
    Hello guys, I'm new on here but not with android. Been selling and troubleshooting them since the G1, from T-Mobile. Technology has a mind of its own, I often joke and say it's literally alien technology. ..

    Anyhow, my wife has been having the same issue for 2 months.

    We have replaced the phone through the warranty 3 times. She had the Nokia lumia. After no improvement we got her into the galaxy S4. Coverage was better and other issues were resolved, except the texting issue.

    The common factor is Metro PCS. I have never had this problem and I have had Sprint, tmobile, att, Verizon, boost, simple mobile, straight talk, cricket and virgin Mobile. Never had or heard of this issue until now.

    My situation is my wife has tmobile and sends a text to a friend in California who has METRO PCS and a Galaxy s3. The Metro user is the one who receives the text in a foreign text.
    08-26-2014 07:30 PM
  7. Herb-Gotti's Avatar
    The only simple possible solution I can think of is to erase the (1) before the cellphone number. I know I had a customer that could not send picture messages and we added the (1) to the number and it worked... but I don't know how Metro works but I would try to reach the tech support issue IF they have one. .
    08-26-2014 07:35 PM
  8. Robin Tribble'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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    Posted via Android Central App
    same thing happens between me, my husband, and daughter. we all have galaxy avant, and I have antivirus, but occasionally texts come through looking like Chinese. haven't figured out why it happens some times and not others
    01-29-2016 09:28 AM
  9. mrzhotmani's Avatar
    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
    I got texting from my hubby jus like this but at different times an he don't or doesn't have anything to do with Huawei so it's not your phone or his I continue think cause we wouldn't have that same thing happen... I used to have a s4 an my keyboard would change on me but the texts I'm getting from my husband he says aren't there an they not on his msg log??
    07-13-2016 06:24 PM
  10. MeMe G's Avatar
    I don't think it has anything to do with HIS phone, but rather your phone because I have had the same thing happen to me with 3 different people. Did you ever find a solution? Because I am trying to Google one now.
    annestar likes this.
    10-11-2016 02:40 PM
  11. CMel72's Avatar
    A friend and I have been experiencing the same we both have Android/AT&T. Only difference is that I was sending Chinese where she was receiving Chinese. Here's what I did tonight that seem to fix my issue. I assume the issue started with the new version update but not sure. I sent to Settings...Language and Input....I clicked on Samsung keyboard because underneath it stated Multiple Languages. I scrolled through to make sure only ENGLISH(US) was selected and it was...but once I exited I no longer sent Chinese texts to my friends. I know it sounds odd, but that's the only thing I did. Good Luck!!
    10-13-2016 08:27 PM
  12. NINTENDO NATE's Avatar
    I found the solution! Make sure your date and time is set to automatic. And thats all!
    10-14-2016 07:18 AM
  13. T48's Avatar
    I found the solution! Make sure your date and time is set to automatic. And thats all!
    Started getting the this yesterday & the date & time thing was already set to automatic.
    10-14-2016 08:58 AM
  14. carlblom's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, CMel72. Went to Settings > Language and Input and selected my Keyboard with multiple languages. I only had English selected, but there was an update button enabled next to it. I updated it, had my wife resend the problematic message and it worked just fine. I have a Galaxy S6, but that would make sense on other Android . I couldn't read iOS 7 SMS/MMS messages with multiple emojis. Thanks again.
    10-14-2016 10:28 AM
  15. jolphil's Avatar
    Just to add to this post.My daughter sent a text(sms) to her mother where the output came out in Chinese fonts.This never happened before.Some details are:Source of text,Samsung Galaxy Express,Received by Moto E..Both were purchased from ATT and both used the ATT carrier Both have English US as the language.The title and phone number were in English but all the text was Chinese.
    10-16-2016 07:43 AM
  16. Chrisjr97's Avatar
    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
    How did you decypher that? If i may ask
    10-16-2016 03:06 PM
  17. annestar's Avatar
    same thing is happening to me ...not all the time but it is annoying ever since it automacically updated my phone
    10-17-2016 03:07 PM
  18. annestar's Avatar
    that happened to me too. what do i do
    10-17-2016 03:11 PM
  19. bayou gal's Avatar
    I have this problem when receiving texts from iphones. It is sporatic. I also recieve bland squares in place of emojis sent from iphones. I use Samsung Galaxy s4.
    Please send an answer that works! I have reset language to English. Keyboard to English. I sent message back to sender and they received it in "Chinese" as well. On the Apple iPhone forum this has been an ongoing problem. Help is needed!
    10-17-2016 10:00 PM
  20. xzsadboyzx's Avatar
    This Solution works for me if you still have problem.
    Settings > Language and Input > Samsung keyboard > add input languages

    Update English and add whatever languages you are texting in.

    hope this helps.
    10-18-2016 11:15 AM
  21. SlideWRX's Avatar
    Just got a couple of these Chinese texts from my Wife. She has iPhone 6 plus, I have Lumia 950, both on AT&T. Not an Android problem obviously, but this was one of the more usefull links in a search, so I figure I would add my data point. This thread on AT&T forums implies that the emojis are messing it up:

    https://forums.att.com/t5/Apple/Text...951067#M255986
    10-18-2016 11:23 AM
  22. daLesko's Avatar
    The same thing is happening to me. I have a Note 4 and girl friend has a Galaxy 6. We have both had our phone for 6 months or so and this is the first time it has happened. It only happened on 2 texts so far. All the rest come through ok. The interesting thing is that if I copy and paste the same text and send it to her, it comes to her in the Chinese looking characters every time I send it... but other texts get to her ok.
    10-18-2016 11:53 AM
  23. daLesko's Avatar
    It seems like each phone has its own emojis... and Apple definitely has different ones than those found on androids, although they have some in common. The emojis not in common with both phones are interpreted differently on the receiving phone then what the sending phone sent. The emojis are just a text code so the receiving phone must interpret it and convert it to the appropriate icon. A lot of my Apple friends send emojis that my Note 4 does not have... so my Note 4 does not know how to interpret them, therefore puts a little square in its place. But worst than that is if your phone thinks it knows what icon is associated with the text code and puts up the wrong icon. When I speak into my Galaxy Note 4 and say the words "smiley face", the sound-to-text-converter puts :-) into the text. When it gets to my girl friends Galaxy 6, she see a little green frog icon. Very strange.
    10-18-2016 12:45 PM
  24. jedmoore's Avatar
    If I may ask, what anti-virus did you use? I'm still having the problem
    Try deleting clean master app
    10-19-2016 11:56 AM
  25. Charlie Snow's Avatar
    go through all the post, its a big issue right now: https://productforums.google.com/for...A/KA9T1I8mAQAJ
    10-19-2016 01:13 PM
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