Resurrecting this thread as it is annoying.
That and the fact that on my old Nokia phones (N82 at least, my previous one, for sure), I had an option to prevent this.
Character encoding — To use character conversion to another encoding system when available, select Reduced support.
This was in Messaging>Options >Settings > Text message.
When "Reduced support" was selected, even with special characters, the char count wouldn't go from 160 to 70 when using those characters. Isn't there such an option in Android ?
As non-english languages often use those chars (â, ê...) using 2 sms when I could use one sucks.
The workaround above is OK
(not really, need to use qwerty
), but I like to use the correct spelling of words.
Thanks if anyone can help with this issue.