Which (special) characters count as two characters in a text message?

The following characters equate to two characters in a text message:

\n \ ^ ~ [ ] { }

| ~ €      

When you send a text message via your MessageBird Account and you enter a Unicode character (basically all other characters not seen in the table below) a menu appears with 2 options:

Automatically adjust the Unicode character to a related basic character, or leave the character out; and

Show the Unicode character and modify the maximum number of characters from 160 to 70

In the table below, you will find the standard characters that equate to 1 character:

        

@ Δ S P K 0 ¡ P ¿
p £ _ ! Ä 1 A Q a
q $ Φ " k r b R B
R   C   æ    - = M Ñ m ñ
2 ¥ Γ # ä 3 C S c
s è Λ ¤ ø 4 D T d
t é Ω % Æ 5 E u U
e ù Π & , 6 F V f
v ì Ψ ' < 7 G W g
w ò Σ ( L 8 H X
x Ç Θ ) Ö 9 I Y i
y L F Ξ l * : J Z
j z Ø  E ö S C + ;
Å ß . > N Ü n ü å
É / ? O § o à    

 


Note: All characters in the table below are standard, but may not show on the receiver’s phone depending on the handset’s capabilities