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    FrankSpeaks FrankSpeaks is offline
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    Using a Fada on Vodafone costs you 3 Text Messages

    If you Text in Irish on Vodafone and use a fada (as in , , , , ) in your text message it will charge you the price of 3 Text Messages for the privilege. This is wrong and a campaign should be started at once to stop this outrageous overcharging and assault on our culture and language.

    Also see this article in the Indo.
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    Does sound strange, alright.
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    Wow. Just.wow. Feckers!
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    Farkin Paddies .... Stick it to 'em
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    A very short text, of less than 70 characters, can include multiple fadas and still be charged as one text.
    "If a customer is texting in Irish and they type the full 160 characters, a standard text message, that includes at least one fada, they will be charged for three text messages," a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed.
    That article makes no sense.

    If a text is 160 characters and a fada is used, you get charged for an extra two messages (so, at least 161 characters per fada), but if you send a text with 70 characters and one fada, the fada in that context apparently equals 90 characters or fewer.
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    The Spanish, French, etc manage to text in their accent-rich languages at no extra cost.
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    ANY non-unicode extended characters incur extra costs and Polish has far more of these than Irish Gaelic and there are far more Polish speakers/texters in this country thsat Irish Gaelic ones.
    HTML Codes - Special Characters for Polish - ASCII Table - Polish HTML Codes

    If people don't want to use these characters, simply use the nearest unicode equivalent.
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    Does this apply to smilies? If it does, I fear for Hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    The Spanish, French, etc manage to text in their accent-rich languages at no extra cost.
    Are these speakers charged extra for using accents in their texts if not then we are being discriminated against and there must be a government and or EU action taken against the mobile phone companies to stop this scam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    ANY non-unicode extended characters incur extra costs and Polish has far more of these than Irish Gaelic and there are far more Polish speakers/texters in this country thsat Irish Gaelic ones.
    HTML Codes - Special Characters for Polish - ASCII Table - Polish HTML Codes

    If people don't want to use these characters, simply use the nearest unicode equivalent.
    How does one do that?
    As far as I was aware, the sneadh fada is unicode.
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