Which special characters count as two characters in an SMS?


There are a few characters that equate to two characters in an SMS message, such as: \n \ ^ ~ [ ] { }| ~ €

In the table below, you will find the standard characters that equate to one 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

h

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 above are standard, but show on the receiver’s phone based on the handset’s capabilities.