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What is Lorem Ipsum?

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.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Fusce at elit eu leo pulvinar imperdiet. Nunc sed malesuada elit. Aliquam eget accumsan dui. Etiam in ante id mi accumsan porttitor. Aenean ultrices, arcu id pretium fermentum, massa sapien mollis tellus, nec sodales leo sapien ac ipsum. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Donec a nisl sed risus iaculis ultrices eget sed massa. Integer id elit iaculis, tempor libero at, eleifend arcu. Mauris mollis eleifend sapien, nec gravida sem lacinia a. Donec dapibus vehicula dui id convallis. Morbi bibendum tincidunt eros eget tempor. Vestibulum sapien nunc, ultricies quis tincidunt sed, sagittis ac risus. Praesent eget porta orci.

Nam erat sapien, aliquet vitae dolor ut, luctus egestas dui. Phasellus sollicitudin eros vel purus hendrerit condimentum. Ut porta ullamcorper euismod. Etiam at velit bibendum, sollicitudin nisi sit amet, finibus sapien. Sed neque enim, facilisis eu sapien eget, pharetra euismod dolor. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Etiam pulvinar justo ultricies, viverra lacus eu, ultricies est. Aliquam sed est eget quam lacinia finibus.

Quisque vulputate justo et ante fermentum, ut ornare dui convallis. Donec vel orci mauris. Etiam euismod dui et mi venenatis efficitur. Proin purus sem, feugiat in suscipit sit amet, laoreet quis lacus.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Fusce at elit eu leo pulvinar imperdiet. Nunc sed malesuada elit. Aliquam eget accumsan dui. Etiam in ante id mi accumsan porttitor. Aenean ultrices, arcu id pretium fermentum, massa sapien mollis tellus, nec sodales leo sapien ac ipsum. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Donec a nisl sed risus iaculis ultrices eget sed massa. Integer id elit iaculis, tempor libero at, eleifend arcu. Mauris mollis eleifend sapien, nec gravida sem lacinia a. Donec dapibus vehicula dui id convallis. Morbi bibendum tincidunt eros eget tempor. Vestibulum sapien nunc, ultricies quis tincidunt sed, sagittis ac risus. Praesent eget porta orci.

Nam erat sapien, aliquet vitae dolor ut, luctus egestas dui. Phasellus sollicitudin eros vel purus hendrerit condimentum. Ut porta ullamcorper euismod. Etiam at velit bibendum, sollicitudin nisi sit amet, finibus sapien. Sed neque enim, facilisis eu sapien eget, pharetra euismod dolor. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Etiam pulvinar justo ultricies, viverra lacus eu, ultricies est. Aliquam sed est eget quam lacinia finibus.

 

Vivamus fermentum tellus id efficitur tempor. Vestibulum sit amet nisi vel ex facilisis placerat vitae pretium orci. Nulla non dictum nisl. Aliquam hendrerit consectetur lectus, ac cursus ligula faucibus nec. Etiam sollicitudin ligula id odio feugiat, at pharetra lorem condimentum. Sed rhoncus tellus arcu, sed scelerisque lectus vestibulum id. Cras vel eros iaculis lacus scelerisque consequat et eget eros. Vestibulum iaculis purus a enim vestibulum sagittis. Nullam pharetra dapibus nisi eu porta. Aliquam ipsum felis, suscipit at orci et, maximus porta augue. Aenean maximus urna et massa semper, quis semper nibh posuere. Ut bibendum rhoncus felis, et luctus felis tempor at. Nunc ullamcorper odio faucibus massa cursus volutpat. Aenean convallis lacus sed arcu consequat, sed mattis risus cursus.

Donec eget euismod felis, eu pellentesque mauris. Vivamus ultrices ullamcorper volutpat. Ut nunc dolor, malesuada nec ipsum ut, condimentum eleifend lectus. Nulla gravida, purus eget tincidunt mattis, nunc justo molestie diam, id mattis enim tellus ac mi. Proin lobortis sagittis ultrices. Morbi scelerisque malesuada nibh, a aliquet nisi molestie vel. Donec suscipit sit amet odio at molestie. Phasellus at lectus efficitur, volutpat tortor vitae, placerat quam.

Quisque auctor, ipsum at rhoncus blandit, tellus sem elementum leo, euismod tincidunt urna orci at augue. Curabitur pharetra ultrices augue, eget suscipit diam tempor ut. Quisque vel efficitur dui, sit amet volutpat sapien. In placerat quam quis enim faucibus, quis ullamcorper tortor blandit. Nullam aliquet, erat et tristique convallis, velit turpis bibendum erat, varius pharetra erat ligula nec urna. Cras tincidunt sed mi ac tristique. Aenean eu tincidunt massa. Suspendisse potenti. Quisque est lectus, egestas vitae cursus vitae, semper vel magna. Curabitur quis pharetra sem, sit amet dapibus magna. Suspendisse potenti. Sed mollis tempor odio, eget cursus justo. Integer mauris orci, dictum sed odio non, bibendum consectetur nisi. Etiam aliquam sapien sed odio feugiat aliquet. Cras ultrices sem orci, vitae posuere nibh tristique et.

Nunc sit amet blandit nisl. Donec tellus lectus, viverra id augue vel, egestas dictum orci. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Nulla non nibh ornare, interdum tortor at, tempor eros. Donec nec ipsum leo. Vestibulum scelerisque aliquam lobortis. Aliquam ut sapien cursus, euismod eros nec, cursus lectus. Duis rhoncus turpis et varius dapibus. Sed dignissim velit nisl, in tincidunt urna ultricies eget.

Integer porttitor rhoncus ultricies. Donec non blandit libero. Proin eu tortor diam. Donec nec turpis nec purus elementum volutpat sed ut enim. Aenean id varius ante, et venenatis dolor. Praesent maximus dui erat, ut ornare nisi accumsan non. Duis sed dapibus ex, et fringilla elit.

Phasellus volutpat nibh arcu, ac facilisis felis commodo quis. Etiam ultrices ex a sapien auctor, et commodo libero tempor. Maecenas feugiat sapien in nulla aliquet, ultricies tristique purus varius. Quisque vel aliquet leo. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia curae; Curabitur quis mi eu risus lacinia fringilla. Suspendisse sodales ligula in turpis volutpat ornare. Vivamus leo mauris, imperdiet id est ac, egestas imperdiet dolor. Sed nec erat ante. Vestibulum sed lectus nec erat pulvinar tincidunt. Phasellus pulvinar sagittis eros, ac commodo justo maximus eu. Nullam lacinia rutrum nisl, posuere efficitur augue ornare scelerisque.

Fusce aliquam scelerisque tincidunt. Curabitur nec turpis vel risus faucibus porta eleifend quis elit. Praesent egestas ante at velit ultricies aliquet. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia curae; Nulla ultricies mauris sollicitudin turpis pellentesque, non feugiat lectus ullamcorper. Sed in purus sit amet enim lacinia pretium. Etiam laoreet metus a felis euismod, eu accumsan risus egestas. Curabitur varius auctor magna eu faucibus. Proin nec enim eget libero dictum dignissim. Curabitur at quam sed leo laoreet ultrices ut in est. Vestibulum id consectetur felis. Sed venenatis quam sollicitudin, rhoncus quam quis, vestibulum turpis. Proin ultricies rutrum ex, quis interdum lectus. Nunc tristique, velit at auctor interdum, purus nulla molestie quam, nec porta nisl eros ac odio. Praesent bibendum tellus at odio ullamcorper feugiat. In tempus aliquet lectus ultricies facilisis.

Le lorem ipsum est, en imprimerie, une suite de mots sans signification utilisée à titre provisoire pour calibrer une mise en page, le texte définitif venant remplacer le faux-texte dès qu'il est prêt ou que la mise en page est achevée. Généralement, on utilise un texte en faux latin, le Lorem ipsum ou Lipsum.

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.

Le lorem ipsum est, en imprimerie, une suite de mots sans signification utilisée à titre provisoire pour calibrer une mise en page, le texte définitif venant remplacer le faux-texte dès qu'il est prêt ou que la mise en page est achevée. Généralement, on utilise un texte en faux latin, le Lorem ipsum ou Lipsum.

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.

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