@chjara Basic skills for programming weebs in China: Manually deciphering scrambled strings by manually undoing the incorrect conversion to Big5, HKSCS, GBK, Shift-JIS, EUC-JP, EUC-TW, and UTF-8. Sometimes several layers in a row.


@chjara Last time I was trying to fix some broken anime metadata. Initially it saw the "European curse", so I reencoded it using Latin-1 to binary, and tried to decode as Big5. Oddly, almost all characters are correct, with the exception of a few Kanji. I tried all the combinations but none worked better. That was how I discovered Big5-HKSCS... :blobcatdead:

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