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Re: Bug in hex encoding for Nokia 8210

From: Pawel Kot
Subject: Re: Bug in hex encoding for Nokia 8210
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 18:50:12 +0200 (CEST)

On 11 Jun 2003, Diego SANTA CRUZ wrote:

> I discovered an incompatibility between the hex encoding done by gnokii
> (0.5.1) and what is required by a Nokia 8210 phone on an IrDA connection
> (using AT protocol).
> The phone's phonebook expects all hex numbers to be uppercase in the
> +CPBW command when the HEX encoding is set (+CSCS command), but gnokii
> formats them in lowercase. When the phone gets them in lowercase it
> accepts the data but it gets it all garbled up.
> Attached is a patch that fixes this problem by formatting hex numbers in
> uppercase. As I don't have other mobile phones I cannot say if this
> breaks any other phones.

I will check some phones, but the argumentation seems resonable and my
memory says me that I had such problem some time go either. So thanks for
the patch.

> BTW, why is not a saner encoding, such as 8859-1, used instead of HEX?

Please read comments in charset functions in common/phones/atgen.c.
Manfred wrote few elaborates there :-)

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