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Contrary

to popular
belief,
Lorem Ipsum
is not simply
random text.

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of Contrary to popular belief, Lorem


the printing and typesetting indus- Ipsum is not simply random text. It
try. Lorem Ipsum has been the indus- has roots in a piece of classical
try’s standard dummy text ever since Latin literature from 45 BC, mak-
the 1500s, when an unknown printer ing it over 2000 years old. Rich-
took a galley of type and scrambled ard McClintock, a Latin professor at
it to make a type specimen book. It Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia,
has survived not only five centuries, looked up one of the more obscure
but also the leap into electronic Latin words, consectetur, from a Lo-
typesetting, remaining essentially rem Ipsum passage, and going through
unchanged. It was popularised in the the cites of the word in classtical
1960s with the release of Letraset literature, discovered the undoubt-
sheets containing Lorem Ipsum pas- able source. Lorem Ipsum comes from
sages, and more recently with desk- sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de
top publishing software like Aldus Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Ex-
PageMaker including versions of Lo- tremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero,
rem Ipsum. written in 45 BC. This book is a
treatise on the theory of ethics,
very popular during the Renaissance.
The first line ofLorem Ipsum,a line
in section 1.10.32.

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“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, d 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et
comes fromthe standard chunk of Lo- Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and
rem Ipsum sed since the 1500s is re- Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC.
produced below for those interested. This book is a treatise on the the-
Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from ory of eth
“de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum
Cicero are also reproduced in their used since the 1500s is reproduced
exact original form, accompanied below for those interested. Sections
by English versions from the 1914 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus
translation by H. Rackham. Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are
also reproduced in their exact orig-
inal form, accompanied by English
versions from the 1914 translation
by H. Rackham.

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