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Description An image of a post envelope with address written in krakozyabry (кракозя́бры) AKA Mojibake. The envelope contained a Harry Potter book. This letter was sent to a Russian student by her French friend, who manually wrote the address that she received by e-mail. Her e-mail client, unfortunately, was not set up correctly to display Cyrillic characters, so they were substituted with diacritic symbols from the Western charset (ISO-8859-1) The original message was in KOI8-R.

The address was deciphered by the postal employees and delivered successfully. Some of the correct characters (red) were written above the wrong ones (black).

Date 18 September 2004 (original upload date)
Author Paranoid and DaemonDice
Source Flag of United Kingdom Flag of United States English Wikipedia
License Template:PD-RU-exempt

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  • Mojibake

    Mojibake (Japanese: 文字化け [modʑibake] "unintelligible sequence of characters"), from Japanese 文字...

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current15:05, March 17, 2011Thumbnail for version as of 15:05, March 17, 2011800 × 636 (48 KB)Dser (Talk | contribs){{Wikipedia}} {{Information |description= An image of a post envelope with address written in ''krakozyabry'' (кракозя́бры) AKA Mojibake. The envelope contained a ''Harry Potter'' book. This letter was sent to

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