1. good_enough's Avatar
    good day all,

    just wondering if anyone could tell me which font in the character map can i use to add new symbols to my bb.

    I tried emailing some from there to my phone. but the symbols aren't recognized. it only shows ▪ (black squares)!

    i have the basic symbols. but i want diff ones....

    im sure this question has been asked before. but i cant find an answer anywhere. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
    02-22-10 12:08 AM
  2. dictoresno's Avatar
    you can email wingdings and webdings to yourself (copy/paste) and see if they show up on your phone.

    Webdings & Wingdings Font Charts
    02-22-10 12:41 AM
  3. good_enough's Avatar
    yep i tried that. they didnt show up. just the black squares

    thanks though!
    02-22-10 01:52 PM
  4. afropoika's Avatar
    Nope, no way.
    02-22-10 01:59 PM
  5. anon4705193's Avatar
    This link http://forums.crackberry.com/f152/bl...-symbols-44582 has some tips on how to add symbols to your phone/which ones might be available. Especially around page 4.
    Last edited by cdowner; 02-22-10 at 02:39 PM.
    02-22-10 02:22 PM
  6. afropoika's Avatar
    Random thought... did you try Unicode symbols found in any regular font?

    From your PC on Windows press Start > Run > Type "charmap" without the quotes > OK. A screen will popup with different characters, choose Arial or Times New Roman for the font (though nothing special like Wingdings) and scroll down the available options to find ones you like. Use the function to select symbols you like and copy these into an e-mail. Send it to your BlackBerry and pray.
    02-22-10 02:35 PM
  7. Radius's Avatar
    In North America we use a 7bit character map for SMS. That means a serious limitation on what you can send. Here we are really limited by the phone companies, go to Asia and they can send an entire conversation in Chinese whereas we are stuck with a couple of brief sentences and can't even spell properly.
    02-22-10 03:28 PM
  8. afropoika's Avatar
    Ah, correct. Radius you're right on that one. I wonder what happens if you enable 8bit encoding for SMS via the Engineering Screen... Also a random thought.
    02-22-10 03:45 PM
  9. HedoBum's Avatar
    Just so you know...the characters sets supported by Blackberry Smartphones as of this date are:

    ASCII
    US-ASCII
    UTF-16LE
    UTF-8
    UTF-16BE
    UCS2
    KOI8_R
    KOI8_U
    TIS620

    ISO:

    ISO8859_2
    ISO8859_3
    ISO8859_4
    ISO8859_5
    ISO8859_6
    ISO8859_7
    ISO8859_8
    ISO8859_10
    ISO8859_13
    ISO8859_14
    ISO8859_15
    ISO8859_16

    Windows:

    Windows-874
    Windows-949
    Windows-1250
    Windows-1251
    Windows-1252
    Windows-1253
    Windows-1254
    Windows-1255
    Windows-1256
    Windows-1258

    CJK:

    Big5
    Big5_HKSCS
    EUC_JP
    EUC_KR
    GB2312
    JOHAB
    KSC5601
    Shift_JIS

    That being said, you should be able to copy any character from that list of sets and use it on your BB.
    Just use autotext on your phone to set the character display string.
    07-17-11 03:14 AM
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