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Sending SMS messages without using Polish characters


sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2007 /  #1
When texting someone in Polish my phone doesn't support accented and special characters. What is the convention here, do you just use the un-accented version? Are there any pitfalls where doing this could completely confuse/upset someone? I remember the first text message I sent to my beloved I had to find a phrase without any special characters in it, not something I can keep on doing!
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #2
The only polish letter ive got on my phone is ó ;). When i got my Dad a mobile phone in UK he had Polish added to the languages available on his phone (it only cost about 20 zł. in Poland) and now all his menu is Polish and he has Polish characters on it. Im not sure if they can do it for you in UK but ask around or check on the internet etc. And why worry so much about not being able to use Polish letters, chill out im sure your loved ones will understand what u were saying...
OP sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2007 /  #3
Thanks

im sure your loved ones will understand what u were saying...

Hopefully! I will look into getting the language added to my phone. I'm a stickler for correct spelling
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #4
I'm a stickler for correct spelling

actually i must say, i dont know many people who use polish characters when txting. but ok fair enough!
OP sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2007 /  #6
i dont know many people who use polish characters when txting

maybe that's why this hasn't appeared in posts before. Nobody cares!
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #7
Nobody cares!

exactly! lol
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Nov 2007 /  #8
Some people are allergic to using commas, apostrophes and even a sufficiency of vowels in the texting I am familiar with. I like correctness, but it does seem the special characters are not necessarily necessary.
OP sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2007 /  #9
I am having a go at upgrading my firmware right now. Wish me luck!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
25 Nov 2007 /  #10
Wish me luck!

I wish you luck.
OP sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2007 /  #11
I wish you luck

Alas, my luck was only partial. I didn't ruin my phone, but on the other hand I didn't succeed in getting a Polish character set. Strangely I now have Turkish characters available.
wonski81 - | 22  
25 Nov 2007 /  #12
Don't forget that even if You can put some polish letters, mobile operator counts them as 2-3 letters. If You use loads of them, this may reduce number of words you can write....

Personally - I do not use oolish letters in SMS, beacause some phones/operators do not support them, and, besides, no one cares - we do understand SMS without polish letters like ó,ż,ć,dż etc...
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #13
Don't forget that even if You can put some polish letters, mobile operator counts them as 2-3 letters

never heard about that, dont think thats true?
OP sausage 19 | 777  
25 Nov 2007 /  #14
mobile operator counts them as 2-3 letters.

it's possible I suppose, does the same thing apply to smileys?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #15
i seriously dont think that is true, about counting ó,ć,ę etc. as 2-3 letters. when i use ó on my phone it counts it as one letter. dunno about the smileys, i suppose if your phone makes them look like actual little yellow faces, it counts them as 2-3 letters depending on how many characters u used to make them. u know, like :) thats 2 characters.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Nov 2007 /  #16
we do understand SMS without polish letters like ó,ż,ć,dż

ts pssbl t ndrstnd mst thngs vn wth lmst hlf th lttrs mssng
but it just doesn't look right.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #17
but it just doesn't look right.

And its annoying. AND it looks like a message from an idiot who is trying to sound cool. (wouldnt it be weird if your Mom texted you that way? lol - wht tme u bk hme luv xox?)
kochanie 3 | 58  
25 Nov 2007 /  #18
JustysiaS, have you been reading my messages?? ;)
telefonitika  
25 Nov 2007 /  #19
(wouldnt it be weird if your Mom texted you that way? lol - wht tme u bk hme luv xox?)

my mum does but not bk hme as i left home at 17 lol but she uses that format in messages
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #20
JustysiaS, have you been reading my messages?? ;)

my mum does

oh gawd people! id wet myself laughing if my mum tried to use slang/skip letters whilst txting me. its bad enough when she ends her txts with Mo, and yes it is supposed to be Mo, not Mom (shes Polish so if anything shed say mama anyway...)...
kochanie 3 | 58  
25 Nov 2007 /  #21
mo? hehe that's pretty cool actually I might start calling my mum mo :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Nov 2007 /  #22
ha ha, bless. dunno how she come up with that, but im glad you like the MO ;)
kochanie 3 | 58  
26 Nov 2007 /  #23
oh aye, the mo rocks :D

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