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It is a long-established fact that a reader will be distracted by the text content of a site while 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 text such as for example a

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Spanish that can be read. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors use Lorem Ipsum as their default text, and a search for “Lorem Ipsum” will return many websites that use this text if they are in a state of development. Many versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (e.g. by inserting humour and the like).

Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular thought, the text of Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has its roots in a classic piece of Latin literature, dating back to 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a professor of Latin at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, found one of the most obscure words in the Latin language, “consecteur”, in a passage from Lorem Ipsum, and by reading further Latin texts, he discovered the undoubted source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finnibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard piece of Lorem Ipsum text used from the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions of the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Where can I get it?

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