Send & Receive Texts in Any Language
Start texting across the globe today with TextMagic’s universal SMS language and Unicode SMS support.
Latin Characters & Unicode
Send and receive texts in any language and alphabet in the world.
All Special Symbols Supported
We accept any character you can think of – plus a few more!
Long Unicode SMS Texts
Send Unicode SMS messages up to 402 characters in length.
Communicate Clearly in Any Country
No matter which country your customers are based in, we can deliver texts in their local language.
Use Advanced Technical Symbols
Be precise in many business areas – you can use any technical symbol in your messages.
Manage Staff Internationally
If your company has many offices all over the world, you can still communicate in any language.
Get Replies in Local Languages
When people reply to your text messages using their local languages your messages will display correctly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Despite the fact that SMS Unicode supports a plethora of languages and symbols, it also has some limitations. Improper use of Unicode text message language may lead to SMS segmentation or characters that cannot be displayed. It’s extremely important to understand how Unicode SMS symbols work to maximise the results of your SMS marketing campaign. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Unicode text message language that should help:
What languages does the TextMagic SMS software support?
The TextMagic SMS gateway supports Unicode, so it supports all the languages that are covered by it. Unicode covers all languages written in Latin, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Syriac, Thaana, Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Cherokee, Canadian, Mongolian, Han (Korean, Japanese and Chinese), Katakana, Yi and several other scripts. You can check out the full list of supported scripts on the Unicode.org site.
Why is the Unicode charset needed for text messaging?
The GSM charset includes a limited number of Latin, Greek and special symbols. In contrast, the Unicode charset includes thousands of writing systems, symbols and punctuation marks used by different languages. Unicode makes it possible to send text messages in any of the world’s languages.
What is the scope of Unicode?
The Unicode charset covers the vast majority of modern and ancient writing systems, technical symbols, punctuation marks and other characters frequently used in written text.
Does Unicode encode SMS languages and scripts?
The Unicode charset encodes symbols on a per-script basis. This means that there is only one set of defined Latin characters, despite the fact that the script is used for thousands of different alphabets. The same rule applies for all other languages.
Why is 402 characters the maximum length of Unicode text messages?
Text messages containing SMS Unicode symbols are shorter than GSM-only text messages. That’s because they are concatenated every 67 characters. TextMagic’s SMS software can send a maximum of six SMS parts containing Unicode. This means 6 x 67 = 402 characters.