Why Dummy Text From Web Template Has to Be “Lorem Ipsum”

Ever wonder why dummy text or banner text on web templates or Microsoft Word Templates has to begin with “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…” and go on and on. Do you even know what this means? Well I don’t. But I found an answer that might explain all of this.

First, after google announced that they have added Latin as one of the languages they can translate. This is the meaning of “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet”, “

This is what they say “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)”

And I think this is pretty good, it’s like when you want to test your program you need to use real data and not just “1234” and “asdf”. It’s unreadable.

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Jan 16th, 2011

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