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文字化け: The Japanese Wikipedia opened in Internet Explorer with improper encoding to illustrate mojibake.
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ば(け)
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Irregular

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 文字(moji, character, letter) +‎ 化け(bake), the 連用形(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 化ける(bakeru, transform, take a different form, generally in a negative way).[1]

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NounEdit

文字化け ‎(hiragana もじばけ, romaji mojibake)

  1. 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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0