[Mailman-i18n] Pipermail and non-English lists

Martin v.Löwis loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de
Thu Nov 21 12:47:58 2002

Tokio Kikuchi <tkikuchi@is.kochi-u.ac.jp> writes:

> Where did you learn japanese? Or, is this (mojibake) already an
> internaltional word?

I'm using it as an international word. I don't think there is an
English word for that phenomenon ("garbage" is not really equivalent,
in my understanding) - for that matter, there isn't a German word for
it, either. It happened that the Japanese apparently are confronted
with garbage characters so often that they created a new word, and I
happily accept it as a terminus technicus :-)


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