When it comes to sending non-ASCII characters through Cisco GSM SMS, it is important to understand that not all characters are supported by all GSM carriers. If the carrier does not support the particular character, the message will be sent as a blank. As such, it is important to know which characters are supported by the carrier before attempting to send an SMS message containing non-ASCII characters.
The first step when attempting to send a message containing non-ASCII characters is to convert the characters into the appropriate encoding format. Most GSM carriers support the use of the UTF-8 encoding format for non-ASCII characters. To convert your characters into UTF-8, you will need to use a text editor or a conversion tool. Once your characters are encoded into the UTF-8 format, you are ready to send the message.
The next step is to use the appropriate Cisco GSM command to send the message. The command to use is “show gsm sms send”. This command requires two arguments: the first is the text of the message and the second is the destination address. To send the message containing the non-ASCII characters, you will need to include the “-u” option with the command. This option tells the command to send the message in UTF-8 encoding format.
Once the command is executed, the message should be sent to the destination address. If the carrier supports the characters, they should appear in the message as expected. If the carrier does not support the characters, they will be sent as blank.
It is important to remember that not all GSM carriers support the same characters. As such, it is important to know which characters are supported by the carrier before sending a message containing non-ASCII characters. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the characters are encoded into the UTF-8 format before sending the message. By following these steps, you should be able to successfully send messages containing non-ASCII characters using Cisco GSM SMS.