Last modified on 2 September 2013, at 18:33
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Compound of 文字 (moji, “character, letter”) + 化け (bake), the stem form of verb 化ける (bakeru, “transform, take a different form”, generally in a negative way).
文字化け (hiragana もじばけ, romaji mojibake)
- corrupt characters or letters, especially from display or transfer through an inappropriate character set or encoding, e.g., •¶Žš‰»‚¯, which is a corruption of 文字化け