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What is “Lorem Ipsum”?

Lorem Ipsum is nothing more than a dummy text being the industry standard ever since 1500s. Everything begun with a printer which had scrambled the words in order to make a specimen book. Surprisingly, it survived for more than 500 years.  Even it messed with electronics and computer world after 1960s as to make placeholder for text passages.

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The common belief is that Lorem Ipsum is a random text. However, this is not true. It has roots to old Latin history. The original Lorem Ipsum passage comes from the 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. according to this article. This book is a dissertation on the theory of ethics and was very popular during the years of Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32. The first, so the original, Lorem Ipsum passage which is full of citations from the book is reproduced and translated to English in 1914 by H. Rackham. Both are followed at the end of this article for people who are much interested in.

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Why do people use them?

The reason why people use Lorem Ipsum passages is that it is an ugly view to repeat same placeholder messages like “text will come to here, content here, etc.” many times in an article. Or, you may just need some text in enough length to see the design and layout for your work in early stages. So, the Lorem Ipsum passages come to rescue you in such situations.

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Where can I get some?

Nowadays, Lorem Ipsum passages are generated randomly from Latin words in order to meet with demands of a wide range of text needs. If you need some then you can generate in any length you want from here. Thanks to that guys for making such a great service.

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 For people who are curious about the original passage;


The standard Lorem Ipsum passage, used since the 1500s

“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing 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.”

Section 1.10.32 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, written by Cicero in 45 BC

“Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?”

1914 translation by H. Rackham

“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, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, 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, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?”

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