ROCHUS AUST/1st GERMAN ELECTROPHONIC ORCHESTRA
GIRLS & STATIONS · SONGS OF TRANSIT

21.09.2016 · 18.00h
Birka · Björkö 1 · 178-92 Adelsö · Sweden

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Mojibake ((...); lit. "character transformation"), from the Japanese moji "character" + bake, pronounced "bah-keh", "transform", is the garbled text that is the result of text being decoded using an unintended character encoding. The result is a systematic replacement of symbols with completely unrelated ones, often from a different writing system. This display may include the generic replacement character "?" in places where the binary representation is considered invalid. A replacement can also involve multiple consecutive symbols, as viewed in one encoding, when the same binary code constitutes one symbol in the other encoding. This is either because of differing constant length encoding (as in Asian 16-bit encodings vs European 8-bit encodings), or the use of variable length encodings (notably UTF-8 and UTF-16).
Wikipedia · Mojibake · 29.07.2016