Unusual Character Rendering in Search Result

MildMallard MildMallard
Created: 5 years and 2 months ago
Okay, this is odd.

I was looking for information on "草泥马挡中央" (Chinese homophonic pun used to protest government censorship because it sounds like "f your mother"), and the characters rendered in gibberish with a DuckDuckGo search.
When I searched for other things with Chinese characters this did not happen.

Is this just me...?
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Me too!
It's definitely happening in searching for Not-Formal words in 2 byte characters.
In Japanese, a formal word "艦隊" is OK but, an abbreviation "艦これ" the name of JP popular game is Bad...Characters rendered in gibberish (but URLs which shown as results are probably good)[http://i.imgur.com/NApBGNz.png]
posted by ogyu_sorai_jr 5 years and 2 months ago Link
Thanks for the report MildMallard & ogyu_sorai_jr! Can you confirm that this is fixed? Sorry about that!
posted by caine Staff5 years and 2 months ago Link
Yeah works fine to me ddg.gg/草泥马挡中央
posted by TV 5 years and 1 month ago Link
I can confirm it's fixed for my specific search.
posted by MildMallard 5 years and 1 month ago Link