Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy
text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the
industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown
printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen
book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into
electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was
popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing
Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing
software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.Why do we use it?It
is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the
readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of
using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of
letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it
look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web
page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a
search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their
infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by
accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like). Where does it come from?Contrary
to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots
in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over
2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney
College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words,
consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of
the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable 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 BC. 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 line in section 1.10.32.The
standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below
for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from "de Finibus
Bonorum et Malorum" by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact
original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914
translation by H. Rackham.Where can I get some?There
are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the
majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or
randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you are
going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn't
anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum
generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as
necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It
uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of
model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks
reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from
repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.