reciving arabic text return ???? with UCS2 encoding

Nov 8, 2011 at 7:08 PM


Thanks for this SMPP client library

I have the following problem :

I  connected to SMSC which is sending Arabic text with UCS2 encoding , i recived the text as : ???? in vs2008 ,

so where is the problem and how to fix it  ?

I tried different made ready client software that i noticed it  received the text as the correct as it sent and not : ???? like jamaa client , i think this need some encoding conversion .

Can you help me to return the original text ?


Nov 25, 2011 at 4:26 AM

I am not sure why you are getting malformed text. But since other clients worked fine with the same SMSC (as you said), we can suspect a bug during encoding.

I will try to take a look at the source code and see if I can come up with anything useful.

I there a way I can access the SMSC from my end? Or is there a way I can reproduce the error?

If you could send me a binary dump of the PDU that would be very helpful.


Dec 27, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I solved the same problem with Cyrillic and Hebrew characters by changing all 4 occurrences of




in the file



Hope this helps.


Jan 29, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Thanks for sharing this Michael