Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Latin Killed the Romans and Now It's Killing Type Designers

This Lorem Ipsum generator for designers of web pages and print materials is designed to replicate the classic "dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry," which has been "the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book." According to the site the scrambled nonsense originated in "sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of 'de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum' (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero," one of history's greatest rhetoricians. The maker of the generator promises to deliver text "free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words."



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