I'm typing 'mojibake' in Japanese below:
I'm sure it's illegible to most of you if you do not have a Japanese system installed on your computer.
What do you call this phenomenon?
1. garbage characters
2. changed characters
3. garbles (garbled characters; garbling)
4. ghost characters
6. mis-coded characters
7. random characters
9. strange characters
10. stupid characters
11. unreadable characters
12. any other?
Thank you, Harakiri, and yes, 'bake' is written the same way
in both words. Does this work OK on your computer? 化け
It might have become mojibake. LOL
BTW, we seem to use 'bakemono' in two meanings.
I think what you are thinking about is 'ghost'. The other
meaning is 'monster'.