Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> I don't know what mojibake is (it would be nice if it's like a
> clambake), but all I see at the top of his posting is a
> random-appearing string of ASCII characters.

And that's exactly what IT people call "mojibake" (BTW, they are *non*-ASCII
characters, to be precise).

I guess the humorous term was invented by some exasperated Japanese computer
engineer. AFAIK, it means something like "scrambled characters" or "soup of