Operating system name and version: Raspberry Pi with Raspbian / PHP 5.4.35
Version of smsd: v3.1.15
Smsd installed from: sources
Name and model of a modem / phone: Huawei E160
Interface: USB

Good morning guys,
I'm having issues to display correctly emoji icons in the messages - in my tests the receiving device is an iPhone...

What I'm trying to do: A PHP script is using the Instagram API to get all new posts. The returning data from them is JSON encoded.


-> Means "Happy new year" and 5 emoji icons.

My php script is an all in one script fetching the JSON, process it and creating the SMS file in /var/spool/sms/outgoing/send_XXX by itself. I already tried to decode/encode the string in different ways before putting it into the SMS file, but with no success.

On some of the characters I'm also getting back a "Cannot convert 37. character ? 0x9D to GSM, you might need to update the translation tables."

Is there anyone of you who did it before or someone who has an idea what I could try? I'm still a bit confuced about the different char set's and how to handle them correctly.

By the way, then I'm sending a message from an iPhone to the modem with the same string as in the example with the "Happy new year" above (I did it backwards than I need it), the file in the incoming folder looks like that:

I will be happy about anything that comes to your mind about my problem or any idea how I can try to convert the characters correctly :oops: :)

Thanks and a happy new year! :D