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specialised term for 亂碼


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Because this phenomenon is uncommon in English (English only using the basic ASCII symbols), I don't think there's a word which would be understood by a non-programmer or non-foreign language speaker. The only specific term I know of is 'mojibake', but I doubt it would be widely understood.


I think it would be better to use 'corruption', which while not technically accurate, would be understood by anyone, or 'displayed incorrectly' which is vaguer than the original, but also understandable. For example, (half a sentence from wikipedia):


"...leading to the rest of the line immediately following being corrupted." or "...leading to the rest of the line immediately following being displayed incorrectly."

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