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Sending special characters to sms using Perlby Ombongi.Moraa (Novice)
|on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:20 UTC||Need Help??|
Ombongi.Moraa has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm using a perl script to create a response that will be sent to subscribers on their phones. However, Im having trouble sending special characters esp @, # and ^;
Currently, Ive implemented the statement that handles text messages by adding paramaters for coding and charset to the line like this;($msgType =~ /(?:web)|(?:err)|(?:text)/i) ? '&text=' . enurl($text).'&coding=2'.'&charset=utf-8'
however, these 2 parameter increase the bytes used by a message so all my messages, even those that are less than 16 characters are received by the phone only halfway;
responses stored in variable $text are not fixed but rather are dynamic depending on the processing for each user message/short code.
I could implement concatenation using my sms gateway but the trouble with this is that those messages will still be sent separately to SMSC and thus each data submit will be billed for the subscriber.
In my perl script Im using CGI::Enurl and I understand this will come of help though I cant find information on how to use it to resolve my problem.
How can I resolve this?