What is Lorem Ipsum?

What is Lorem Ipsum?

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Hello dear readers ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป. I'm back today with a new blog and today I will be sharing you some facts about the famous "Lorem Ipsum" text .

Whether you are a designer working on some graphic designs ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ or a web developer/designer ๐Ÿ’ป like me you should be familiar with the lorem ipsum text which is simply a placeholder text used almost everywhere by everyone. Lorem ipsum ๐Ÿ–บ commonly used to demonstrate the visual form of a document or a layout without relying on the meaningful content i-e it is simply a dummy text which is likely to be replaced when the actual content becomes available.
Here are some facts about it ๐Ÿค“

HISTORY

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  • Lorem ipsum is a corrupted version of 'De finibus bonorum et malorum', a 1st century BC text by the Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero in which the words have been altered, added and removed to make it nonsensical and improper Latin.
  • Even before the dawn of internet it was used as a filler in printing tests.
  • A variation of the ordinary lorem ipsum text has been used in typesetting since 1960s or earlier when it was popularized by advertisements for Letraset transfer sheets.
  • However in the information age in the mid-1980s it was introduced by Aldus Corporation which was used in graphics and word-processing templates for its desktop publishing program PageMaker.
  • Then later on other popular word processors, including Pages and Microsoft Word and web content managers like Joomla!, WordPress started using it and now its used almost everywhere.

WHY IS IT USED ?

As I told you it was being used from a long time ago, a question may arise in your mind why to use it ? why can't I use any other normal texts maybe from a novel or other books? what does it mean in English?

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  • Well the main reason for using lorem ipsum text is to avoid people concentrating on the text. As I told you before it is mostly used in design process so when a designer wants someone else to review his design the reviewer can solely focus on the design instead of the content.
  • Also if you want to know what the text means you can simply translate it using a translator like google translate

image.png As it is not a pure Latin so all words are not translated here.

HOW TO GENERATE IT?

Well the simplest way to generate Lorem Ipsum text is to search for a Lorem Ipsum generator on web. There you can find many websites which serves for the purpose Here are some examples:

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVES?

There is nothing wrong with using the classic Lorem Ipsum text but if you get bored of using it everytime or seeing the same thing over and over again then don't worry you don't necessarily have to use it. There are many alternatives which you can use for the placeholder text in your designs. Here is the list of some alternatives of Lorem Ipsum

CONCLUSION

To Conclude ๐Ÿ”š, Lorem Ipsum is simply a non-sensical placeholder text used in modern designs. Hope you have broaden your knowledge in this topic after reading this post โœŒ๐Ÿป. Feel free to provide your valuable suggestions.

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