Operating system name and version: Debian / Raspberry Pi
Version of smsd: 3.1.14-1.2
Smsd installed from: ?
Name and model of a modem / phone: ?
Interface: ?

Not sure of some of the details above but I am not sure they matter.

We are using the sendsms script. I found that including the '' symbol GBP currency code) triggered
the automatic UCS conversion (code snippet below). I have just commented out this code for now,
but I am wondering if there is a better long-term fix.

if which iconv > /dev/null 2>&1; then
if ! $ECHO -n "$TEXT" | iconv -t ISO-8859-15 >/dev/null 2>&1; then
ALPHABET="Alphabet: UCS"