How to send text messaging campaigns in a different language

How to send text messaging campaigns in a different language

Reach or target a niche audience by sending a text message in different languages. With our online SMS service, you can send SMS campaigns in over 650 different languages.

Character Limits

A text message is 160 characters. Some languages use UTF-8 characters, which are larger in size. The SMS character limit can drop from 160 characters to 70 for some languages.

Here’s an in-depth explanation on GSM and Unicode encoding.

Here’s a list of the most popular languages that our clients can send in:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean

Through Unicode, you can send texts in any language written in the following scripts:

  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Cyrillic
  • Armenian
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • Syriac
  • Thaana
  • Devanagari
  • Bengali
  • Gurmukhi
  • Oriya
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Sinhala
  • Thai
  • Lao
  • Tibetan
  • Myanmar
  • Georgian
  • Hangul
  • Ethiopic
  • Cherokee
  • Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
  • Khmer
  • Mongolian
  • Han (Japanese, Chinese, Korean ideographs)
  • Hiragana
  • Katakana
  • Yi

What about emojis?

Good question. Emojis are also Unicode characters, which means you can include them in your messages as well. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to find your favourite emoji too, so we created a master list of useful emojis which can you can use for your business. We also narrowed it down in case you want something seasonal.

For more information on which languages you can SMS with Unicode, click here to view the full list.