Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet

That sentence appears in many products such as Ms Word online help, dummy web page, wood-matches box, etc. This phrase has the appearance of an intelligent Latin idiom but actually, it is nonsense.

The phrase has been used for several centuries to show the most distinctive features of fonts. It is used becasue the letters involved and the letter spacing in those combinations reveal, at their best, the weight, design, and other important features of the typeface. It aims the reader would ignore meaning of texts and stay focused onto element design of texts only. During the 1500s, a printer adapted this phrase to print sample of pages. Since then, many printing industry use it for dummy text.

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. It came from a classical literature written by Cicero, “The Extremes of Good and Evil section 1.10.32-33“. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance.

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