Lorem Ipsum (Eng)

What is Lorem Ipsum?
Lorem Ipsum is just a proof text from the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the standard proof text in this industry since the 16th century, when an unknown printer took a setting hook with letters and mixed them up to make a font catalogue. It has not only survived five centuries but has also been adopted, virtually unchanged, in electronic typesetting. It became popular in the 1960s with the introduction of Letraset sheets with Lorem Ipsum passages and more recently by desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker that include versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?
It has long been a well-known fact that while viewing the layout of a page, a reader is distracted by the textual content. The important point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it consists of a more or less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to “Here your text, here your text” which makes it more or less readable Dutch. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors today use Lorem Ipsum as their standard model text, and a search for “lorem ipsum” unlocks many websites still under construction. Several versions have evolved over the years, sometimes accidentally sometimes on purpose (inserted humour and the like).

Where does it come from?
Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not just any random text. it has its roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it more than 2,000 years old. Richard McClintock, a professor of Latin at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and while searching for the word in classical literature discovered its unsuspected source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The extremes of good and evil) by Cicero, written in 45 B.C. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…”, comes from a sentence in section 1.10.32.

The standard piece of Lorum Ipsum which has been used since the 16th century is shown below, for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also shown in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions of the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Where can I find it?
There are many variations of passages from Lorem Ipsum available but most have suffered from alterations in one form or another, through inserted humour or randomly chosen words that don’t even look half believable. If you are going to use a passage from Lorum Ipsum, you should make sure there is nothing embarrassing hidden in the middle of the text. All Lorum Ipsum generators on the Internet have the property of repeating predefined pieces where necessary so this is the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a glossary of 200 Latin words combined with a handful of sentence structure models to generate a Lorum Ipsum that looks reasonable. As a result, the generated Lorum Ipsum is always free of repetition, inserted humour or unusual words etc.

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Lorem Ipsum (Eng)
What is Lorem Ipsum? Lorem Ipsum is just a proof text from the printing and typesetting industry...