What characters can I use in a text message?

List of Available Characters for SMS messages :

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWYXZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789 &@#?!()<>'_.,:;+-*/%=àåÅèéÉìòù£$€ÇØøÆæߥ\"\n

Characters from the Character Set Extension count as two characters towards the total character count.


Basic Character Set[2]
  0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70
0x00 @ Δ SP 0 ¡ P ¿ p
0x01 £ _ ! 1 A Q a q
0x02 $ Φ " 2 B R b r
0x03 ¥ Γ # 3 C S c s
0x04 è Λ ¤ 4 D T d t
0x05 é Ω % 5 E U e u
0x06 ù Π & 6 F V f v
0x07 ì Ψ ' 7 G W g w
0x08 ò Σ ( 8 H X h x
0x09 Ç Θ ) 9 I Y i y
0x0A LF Ξ * : J Z j z
0x0B Ø ESC + ; K Ä k ä
0x0C ø Æ , < L Ö l ö
0x0D CR æ - = M Ñ m ñ
0x0E Å ß . > N Ü n ü
0x0F å É / ? O § o à
  • LF is a Line Feed control.
  • CR is a Carriage Return control, or filler.
  • ESC is an Escape control.
  • SP is a Space character.
Basic Character Set Extension[2]
  0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70
0x00         |      
0x04   ^            
0x08     {          
0x09     }          
0x0A FF              
0x0B   SS2            
0x0C       [        
0x0D CR2     ~        
0x0E       ]        
0x0F     \          
  • FF is a Page Break control. If not recognized, it shall be treated like LF.
  • CR2 is a control character. No language specific character shall be encoded at this position.
  • SS2 is a second Single Shift Escape control reserved for future extensions.


If you would like to use characters outside of this set, you will need to send Unicode messages.  Keep in mind that Unicode messages are limited to 70 characters per single SMS.

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