Re: Info required on GSM 03.38 (SMS charset)

From: Markus Kuhn (
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 16:35:16 EDT wrote on 2000-05-16 18:10 UTC:
> Does anyone know if there is a definitive resource on GSM 03.38 encoding
> somewhere?

All GSM standards used to be freely available from

A chart of the 7-bit GSM SMS character set defined in GSM 03.38 in
section 6.2.1 is also on

Since there are far more GSM phones than PCs used on this planet, this
might very well be the most popular character encoding currently used.
Should certainly be added to the Unicode mapping tables.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at,  WWW: <>

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