mojibake

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 文字化け (mojibake), from 文字 (moji, character) + 化ける (bakeru, transform, take a different form, generally in a negative way).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmoʊ.dʒi.ˈbɑ.ki/, /ˌmoʊ.dʒi.ˈbɑ.keɪ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌməʊ.dʒi.ˈbɑː.ki/, /ˌməʊ.dʒi.ˈbɑː.keɪ/
Examples

•¶Žš‰»‚¯ – a corruption of 文字化け

Noun[edit]

mojibake (uncountable)

  1. Corrupt characters or letters, especially from display or transfer through an inappropriate character set or encoding.

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Romanization[edit]

mojibake

  1. rōmaji reading of もじばけ