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[APP] Why is Handcent splitting my short messages into parts that are illegible?

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  1. Lord Vader

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    Quite often lately I'm sending an SMS via Handcent that is less than 160 characters, say between 100 and 140 or so. Handcent, as it occasionally does with even shorter messages, splits this one message up into 3, 4, or 5 parts, each part consisting of one sentence. Furthermore, when the recipient gets the split messages, they arrive as ONE message, but a message that is all illegible, with question marks between each and every letter and space.

    For example, the message of:

    is received as this:

    This has been going on before and after the latest Handcent update, BTW. Anyone experience anything like this?
     

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    OK, beginning this evening Handcent is now doing this to simple, one or two-sentence messages of a dozen or so words.
     
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    I've been using Handcent for a while on my SGS and always updated when a new one has become available but I've never seen this before. Maybe you should email their tech support and report the issue to them? They may have an idea whats causing it or have a quick fix for it
     
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    You could try this link to post the error to the devs
     
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    IMO this is caused by national characters.
     
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    Thanks. I've submitted the details.
     
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    Try GO SMS, its better IMO
     
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    Re-installed cleanly yet again, and after a couple days, this random splitting recurred. I just sent someone a text consisting of about 45 characters, and Handcent mysteriously split the msg into 3 frickin' parts, each totally illegible. I even did a copy and paste of ONE of the parts, the first part that had 14 words in it, and the recipient said it came through as one text that was totally illegible. Again.

    I have no choice but to uninstall this app permanently.

    Oh, BTW, a buddy of mine on an EVO also has been experiencing this.

    I hate Chomp, so I guess it's back to the stock app, unfortunately. [​IMG]
     

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