January 22, 2004
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum
I first saw this text sample when learning to work with Adobe PageMaker together with a bunch of newspaper graphics guys more than 10 years ago. Seen in anything from PageMaker to Letraset sheets and elsewhere in the publishing industry more than 500 years back, what, exactly, is this? Latin? Garbage? I realized I've never actually queried.

Of course, as always, The Internet holds the answer, and this site tells the whole story: The History of Lorem Ipsum (and a handy generator, too!):

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.
More history here:(entry prompted by reading elzapp's test posting)

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Hmm..

Actually, I didn't expect to get trackbacked on my test posting. Katla (you find a link to her huin105 blog on my blog) has written a little bit about this too. And, yes, I used the lipsum generator on lipsum.com to generate my test posting

Posted by: elzapp on January 26, 2004 12:44 PM
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