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    Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    Hi
    I recently bought a new phone (Deleted. L.) in Malaysia and was wondering if it is possible to write texts in cryllic? Is there a program to download? I can receive them in cyrillic no probs
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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    What OS does your phone use? I believe that in most, if not all, cases you need to completely replace the original OS version to a localized one that allows texting in cyrillics. Either way, your question can't be answered without knowing your phone's model and OS.

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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    Hi

    its a samsung omnia 16gb running on windows mobile 6.1 for professional. I would just like to have the option of writing texts in Russian however I would prefer that the phone language remains in English.

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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    There is a number of so-called "Rusificators" for WM 6.1 floating around on the Net, but, unfortunately, they are all hardware-specific, and I couldn't find any that would work on your phone. I am afraid you are out of luck. But you can try yourself, because new software for mobiles phones appears every day. Who knows, maybe you'll find something.
    Of course, there are quite a few phone repair shops in Moscow that would be happy to replace your OS with a Russian or russified version (for a fee, of course ), but I guess that is not an option for you.

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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    Hi
    thanks for looking into it for me, perhaps something will come up in the next few months. As it stand my russian would be good enough to change the OS to russian - I have difficulties working the phone in english as it is!
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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    If your phone does not already have cyrillic/latin keypad it will be very difficult for you to use any way.
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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    If your phone does not already have cyrillic/latin keypad it will be very difficult for you to use any way.
    True. That is less of a problem in Moscow, because some of the repair shops that can change your phone's software can also engrave cyrillic letters on the keyboard — at least I have seen ads claming that. But a foreign resident will have to know the keyboard layout by heart.

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    Re: Writing SMS mobile texts in cyrillic

    Eoghan, the most simple solution is to use translit.

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