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Using lorem ipsum to focus attention on graphic elements in a webpage design proposal In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum[1] is placeholder text (filler text) commonly used to demonstrate the graphics elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout, by removing the distraction of meaningful content. The lorem ipsum text is typically a section of a Latin text by Cicero with words altered, added and removed that make it nonsensical in meaning and not proper Latin.[1] Even though "lorem ipsum" may arouse curiosity because of its resemblance to classical Latin, it is not intended to have meaning. If text is comprehensible in a document, people tend to focus on

Other versions of lorem ipsum include additional words to add variety so that repeated verses will not word-wrap on the same phrases. which indicates that something is not meant to be readable text (although greeking can also mean somewhat different things.[citation needed] Therefore publishers use lorem ipsum when displaying a typeface or design elements and page layout in order to direct the focus to the publication style and not the meaning of the text. The text is derived from sections 1. see the article for details).32–3 of Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum (On the Boundaries of Goods and Evils. sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. adipisci velit (Translation: "Neither is there anyone who loves pain itself since it is pain and thus wants to obtain it").[2] Contents        1 Example text 2 History and discovery 3 English translation 4 Variations 5 See also 6 References 7 External links Example text A common form of lorem ipsum text reads as follows: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Ut enim ad minim veniam. from the phrase "it's all Greek to me". the digraph ng at the end of words is alien to classical Latin). or alternatively [About] The Purposes of Good and Evil). Another version of the text uses the word "adipisici" (rather than "adipiscing". consectetur adipisicing elit. quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. In spite of its basis in Latin.[3] The original passage began: Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet. The source of the passage was discovered . consectetur. sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.10. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. the use of lorem ipsum is often referred to as greeking. History and discovery A variation of the common lorem ipsum text has been used since the 1960s or earlier[1] to provide a filler text during typesetting. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident.the textual content rather than upon overall presentation. it may have been as late as the 1960s. It is not known exactly when the text acquired its current standard form.

. qui officia deserunt mollitia animi. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus. quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt.) . id est laborum et dolorum fuga. The text does not have any occurrences of the letters K. sections 32–3 (pagination varies by publisher): [32] Sed ut perspiciatis. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. totam rem aperiam eaque ipsa. similique sunt in culpa. quia dolor sit amet. ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat." suggesting that the galley type of that page was scrambled to make the dummy text we recognize today. sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos. where the Latin text finishes page 134 with "Neque porro quisquam est qui do-" and begins page 136 with our text. facere possimus.before 1982 by Richard McClintock. omnis dolor repellendus.. neque porro quisquam est. by searching for citings of the rarely used Latin word "consectetur" in classical literature.. This suggests. sed quia non numquam [do] eius modi tempora inci[di]dunt. aspernatur aut odit aut fugit. obcaecati cupiditate non provident. quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint. cumque nihil impedit. quo voluptas nulla pariatur? [33] At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus. quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam. because it was not part of the Classical Roman Alphabet. unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium. nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit..[1] [4] He has recently pointed out [5] that the physical source of the Lorem Ipsum text may be the Loeb Classical Library Edition (published in 1914) of the De Finibus. consectetur. "lorem ipsum (et seq. quam nihil molestiae consequatur. qui dolorem eum fugiat. ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. that "lorem ipsum" may have been used as dummy text before the Letraset transfer sheets popularized it.. The original version (with the excerpted items highlighted) appears in Book 1. but does not prove. Nam libero tempore. or Z (not uncommon due to the letters' use primarily as a transliteration of Greek words). a Latin scholar who was the publications director at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. qui dolorem ipsum.in the aforementioned Loeb Classical Library edition . ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio. qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Rackham's 1914 translation . Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet. quo minus id. qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti. qui in ea voluptate velit esse. omnis voluptas assumenda est. quia voluptas sit.with the major source of lorem ipsum highlighted: . English translation H. quod maxime placeat. explicabo. vel illum. adipisci[ng] velit. nor the letter W.

Catilina. Microsoft Office Word 2007 and 2010 have a Lorem ipsum feature. dislikes.[7] . which was used for print layouts by advertising agencies as early as the 1970s). so blinded by desire. To take a trivial example. because it is pleasure. which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise. which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment. except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences.[32] But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system. can generate semi-random "lorem text" that often has little or nothing in common with the canonical variety. Various pieces of software. that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue. and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will. other than looking like (and often being) jumbled Latin. The text was frequently used in PageMaker templates. No one rejects. including text editors (or plug-in modules for same). The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures. or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? [33] On the other hand. the master-builder of human happiness. or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains. In a free hour.[1] Art director Laura Perry adapted older forms of the lorem text from typography samples—it was. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. Apple's Pages and Keynote software use this jumbled text as a sample screenplay for their screenplay layout. Lorem ipsum is also featured on Joomla! and WordPress web content managers. patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet?… Today's popular version of lorem ipsum was first created for Aldus Corporation's first desktop publishing program Aldus PageMaker in the mid-1980s for the Apple Macintosh. when our power of choice is untrammeled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best. for example. but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. or avoids pleasure itself.[6] "Lorem and More" is an extensions for inserting "lorem text" into web pages in Adobe Dreamweaver. and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth. Variations Cicero's first Oration against Catiline is sometimes used in type specimens: Quo usque tandem abutere. because it is pain. widely used in Letraset catalogs in the 1960s and 1970s[1] (anecdotes suggest that the original use of the "Lorem ipsum" text was by Letraset. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself.

^ a b c d e f Adams.  The original De finibus bonorum et malorum (Book 1) from Cicero. Reports (British Library Research and Development Department) (6050). on Latin WikiSource. 2011. vol. ^ "How to insert sample text into a document in Word".. ^ "Lorem and More". Microsoft. Microsoft Support. External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Lorem ipsum Wikisource has original text related to this article: Lorem ipsum Look up Lorem ipsum in Wiktionary. September 18. The Straight Dope 2. [hide] . ^ Personal communication 6. What does the filler text "lorem ipsum" mean?. in a letter to the editor. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 2011. ^ "Description of the "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" text that appears in Word Help".bamagazine. 4. Cecil (February 2001). in early 1994.See also         Asemic writing ETAOIN SHRDLU Filler text Greeking Li Europan lingues List of Latin phrases Metasyntactic variable The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog References 1. 3. 5. no. Adobe Systems. "Information design: resource materials for education & training". 4. who had earlier said there was no meaning at all to lorem ipsum. "www. 2012. 1. ^ Lewis. the free dictionary. David (1991). ^ The information was first published in Before & After magazine.com". 7. Retrieved March 22. Retrieved November 14.

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