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Lorem Ipsum – All the facts

August 29, 2006

I came across this site while reading a 4GuysFromRolla article this week.  I realized it was Latin, but never realized it was as old as it was or that it’s roots were in typesetting.  I figured some CS professor was cruel and hated his/her students some 50+ years ago…  

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.

I often have needs for filler text, especially on some of my reports.  The generator is pretty cool.  A paragraph:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas imperdiet nonummy nunc. Nullam et lacus id orci porttitor sollicitudin. Donec placerat, arcu quis tincidunt posuere, dui ipsum dictum mauris, vel semper dolor urna sed sem. Aenean lorem magna, porta id, pretium sed, ultrices nec, dui. Sed ipsum sapien, ultrices sed, facilisis sit amet, eleifend eu, ante. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Donec scelerisque, velit quis convallis rutrum, leo libero tristique tellus, tristique ullamcorper lorem mauris eget felis. Pellentesque rhoncus molestie augue. Quisque adipiscing ligula sit amet felis. Vivamus faucibus augue.

Source: Lorem Ipsum – All the facts – Lipsum generator

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