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.


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

  2. wah lau eh... Siau one