The history of Lorem Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.
Lorem Ipsum 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.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the
readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using
Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters,
as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like
readable English.

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.

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