Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Two Dead and Three Arrested Over SMS Misunderstanding

From Gizmodo:
The surreal mistake happened because Ramazan's sent a message and Emine's cellphone didn't have an specific character from the Turkish alphabet: the letter "ı" or closed i. While "i" is available in all phones in Turkey — where this happened — the closed i apparently doesn't exist in most of the terminals in that country.

Related article: Original article from Hurriyet in Turkish

Personally I prefer Japanese and German, but languages like Turkish can screw you up pretty bad.

2 comments:

  1. Seems like they needed some lessons in common sense rather than different mobile phone software... sad story all the same

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  2. wah lau eh... Siau one

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