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I just discovered that there is a Japanese word for the garbled text that is the result of text being decoded using an unintended character encoding: Mojibake.

As someone with a diacritic in my name, I am all too used to Mojibaked versions of my family name.

More about it on Wikipedia:

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A good vibe of parcels to be delivered to: **Robin Fran脙搂ois**

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@r2gf If you haven鈥檛 come across it, there鈥檚 a heartwarming story of a Russian post office decoding mojibake and delivering the letter:

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@r2gf diacritics always make for great digital preservation bake off dishes 馃槣

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