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Here is a sample of what 文字化け typically looks like:  ŽŸ‚ɁA–œ—t‰¼–¼‚̈ꗗ•\‚ðÚ‚¹‚Ä‚¨‚«‚Ü‚·B
Here is a sample of what 文字化け typically looks like:  ŽŸ‚ɁA–œ—t‰¼–¼‚̈ꗗ•\‚ðÚ‚¹‚Ä‚¨‚«‚Ü‚·B
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「化ける」は本来の姿が別の姿形に変わること。「文字+化ける」が名詞化して「文字化け」という言葉になりました。もともとは印刷業界などで使われていた言葉で「文字バケ」と「バケ」の部分をカタカナで表記するのが一般的でしたが、パソコンが普及して「文字化け」という言葉自体も定着しました。
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==Etymology 語源==
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使用例
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The word mojibake 文字化け is derived from the words 文字 ''moji'' meaning characters and the noun form of the verb 化ける ''bakeru'' meaning to change into another form/appearance. Originally used in the printing business with the latter half of the word in [[Katakana]] 文字バケ now that computers have come into common use it has settled into the word seen now 文字化け.
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「さっき送ってもらったメール、'''文字化け'''してて読めないから、もう一度shift JIS(シフトジス)で送ってくれない?」
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==Example of use==
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「さっき送ってもらったメール、'''文字化け'''してて読めないから、もう一度、ISO-2022-JPで送ってくれない?」<br>
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"sakki okutte moratta me-ru, '''mojibake''' shitete yomenai kara, mou ichido ISO-2022-JP de okuttekurenai?"<br>
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"The email you just sent me was turned into mojibake and couldn't be read so could you send it once more in ISO-2022-Jp?"
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「どうして'''文字化け'''[[Grammar page 7#.E3.81.97.E3.81.BE.E3.81.A3.E3.81.9F.E3.80.81.E3.81.A1.E3.82.83.E3.81.A3.E3.81.9F|しちゃう]]んだろ」<br>
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"doushite '''mojibake''' shichau n daro"<br>
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I wonder why it turned into mojibake?
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「どうして'''文字化け'''[[しちゃう]][[ん]]だろ」
 
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=8&thread_id=3303 I don't get to find those kanjis]
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3303 I don't get to find those kanjis]
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An example of the kind of [[Encoding]] specification error that can cause mojibake in web pages can be seen in the following link.
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下のサイトをクリックした後、EUCを選択して読んでください。そして次に UTFで見てみましょう。
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[http://www.cs.shinshu-u.ac.jp/Lecture/SEMI1/mojibake.html 文字化けの例 Mojibake example]
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文字化けがどんなものか分かると思います。
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http://www.cs.shinshu-u.ac.jp/Lecture/SEMI1/mojibake.html
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After clicking on the link to view it manually change the encoding view to UTF-8 and then EUC to see how it displays.
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( Paulさん英文に直してください。また、リンクするのにふさわしい記事があれば、そちらに移動してください。よろしく)
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Current revision as of 08:43, 21 October 2008

mojibake 文字化け (もじばけ)

This is the term used for text that appears as gibberish - a series of random meaningless characters. Often refering to text that has been improperly encoded or is displayed with the wrong encoding.

Here is a sample of what 文字化け typically looks like: ŽŸ‚ɁA–œ—t‰¼–¼‚̈ꗗ•\‚ðÚ‚¹‚Ä‚¨‚«‚Ü‚·B

Etymology 語源

The word mojibake 文字化け is derived from the words 文字 moji meaning characters and the noun form of the verb 化ける bakeru meaning to change into another form/appearance. Originally used in the printing business with the latter half of the word in Katakana 文字バケ now that computers have come into common use it has settled into the word seen now 文字化け.

Example of use

「さっき送ってもらったメール、文字化けしてて読めないから、もう一度、ISO-2022-JPで送ってくれない?」
"sakki okutte moratta me-ru, mojibake shitete yomenai kara, mou ichido ISO-2022-JP de okuttekurenai?"
"The email you just sent me was turned into mojibake and couldn't be read so could you send it once more in ISO-2022-Jp?"

「どうして文字化けしちゃうんだろ」
"doushite mojibake shichau n daro"
I wonder why it turned into mojibake?

I don't get to find those kanjis

An example of the kind of Encoding specification error that can cause mojibake in web pages can be seen in the following link.

文字化けの例 Mojibake example

After clicking on the link to view it manually change the encoding view to UTF-8 and then EUC to see how it displays.

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