why does my boyfriend get mt text in Chinese writing?

ninamarie_2

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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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Ensure the language on his phone is set to English.

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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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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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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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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.

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.
 
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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.

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