1. haleyjoe's Avatar
    (I have a blackberry curve 8830)
    And when I text on it and I put brackets[] in the text, they take up 2 characters instead of just one character...Anyone know why this is?
    12-08-08 08:08 PM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Ummm, because they are 2 separate characters.
    12-08-08 08:59 PM
  3. gtother's Avatar
    Well. I just tested it on my 8330 and I'm not seeing what you are. I put a single bracket and the character count goes to 159. Add another and it goes to 158. The brackets aren't a matched pair. They are two distinct characters.

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    12-08-08 09:26 PM
  4. haleyjoe's Avatar
    No, I'll put a smiley face like :] and it will go down to 159 characters at the : and down to 157 characters at the ].
    12-11-08 10:18 AM
  5. rrrebo's Avatar
    Does it add a space before or after? Is this just in regular SMS?

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    12-11-08 11:09 AM
  6. a_silent_song's Avatar
    I tried it and I see what you're talking about. My only suggestion is that maybe it's because the bracket is the width of two characters instead of one. It doesn't do it with parenthesis.

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    12-11-08 01:08 PM
  7. Username00089's Avatar
    I tried it and I see what you're talking about. My only suggestion is that maybe it's because the bracket is the width of two characters instead of one. It doesn't do it with parenthesis.

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    That's the answer you were looking for right there. It's just counted as 2 characters because of its size.
    12-11-08 01:45 PM
  8. howie's Avatar
    if the size were the cause then it would happen on other BlackBerries and it does not on mine. I would guess more a bug in the software
    12-11-08 02:01 PM
  9. Spinny's Avatar
    It happens on mine.
    12-11-08 02:10 PM
  10. howie's Avatar
    Interesting, and you both are on AT&T. Wonder how many others have this issue
    12-11-08 02:34 PM
  11. Spinny's Avatar
    Not sure whether the carrier is a factor, since I'm using a bootleg OS from elsewhere.
    12-11-08 02:35 PM
  12. doctorlove316's Avatar
    Just tried it on mine and it only counted as 2 characters. Wierd.

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    12-11-08 04:14 PM
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