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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.

What is the meaning of lorem ipsum?

Lorem ipsum is the most popular form of dummy content or placeholder text. It is a pseudo-Latin word originated from Cicero’s De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum. There is no actual meaning of any Lorem Ipsum sentences even in Latin or any other language. Then…

What is the use of lorem ipsum?

Lorem ipsum text allows you to create title, paragraph or sentence instantly without having to write actual copy. It makes it possible to represent how a certain webpage, infographic, blog post would look like with a certain amount of content and gives a feel of the content. This placeholder text is designed in a way that it has no meaning to it which makes it flexible to be used anywhere.

Who uses lorem ipsum?

Designers & webmasters use it to visualize existence of text form of content on websites, wireframes or posters. In most of the cases, the person who writes the content and design the page are two different people. Designers prefer to just put dummy content before the final version is ready to make sure you have the right font size, color, line height, font-family, etc.

Where can I get lorem ipsum dolor sit amet?

Use our free Lorem Ipsum Generator if you are looking for copyright free dummy content for your websites, mockups, wireframes and articles.

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