Mojibake

What happens when you try to display text encoded in one character set in another character set? Garbage characters. I'm working on a migration module for gallery - to upgrade from one type of data storage to a completely different one. Along the way I keep learning about character sets and character set conversion. Here's a lovely set of words for something that I would rather not see - garbled, junky international text.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: (paraphrased)

Mojibake

文字化け: [mojibake] moji: character + bake: change/ghost.

亂碼 or 乱码: [luan4 ma3] “chaotic code(s)”, in Chinese.

крокозябра [krokozyabry]: The Russian term for mangled characters.

One Response to “Mojibake ”

  1. those all display properly on my SUSE desktop :)

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