Lorem Ipsum

Anyone who is in any way connected with graphic design and layout will invariably run into text that starts out with “Lorem ipsum...”. So what is this cryptic prose? If you guessed “latin”, give yourself a star. But what does it mean? This will give you a good start:

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.

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posted @ Sunday, November 21, 2004 1:10 AM


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# re: Lorem Ipsum

Left by Sophia Teper at 12/17/2004 11:48 AM
wow, that's really faschinating! i've always wondered about that!
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