The Best Dummy Text Generators – Lorem Ipsum

Lorem IpsumWeb developers use dummy text as placeholders when building websites. Dummy text is required when the final text is not yet available from the client. It is used to demonstrate the appearance of different typefaces and layouts. Usually, the dummy text is nonsensical or unreadable my most people as not to distract from it’s purpose.

Lorum Ipsum can be traced back to ‘De finibus bonorum et malorum’ (On the extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero in 45 BC. The original passage began: Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit (Translation: “Neither is there anyone who loves grief itself since it is grief and thus wants to obtain it”). It is not known exactly when the text acquired its current standard form; it may have been as late as the 1960s. The passage was discovered by Richard McClintock, a Latin scholar who is the publications director at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, by searching for citings of the rarely used Latin word “consectetur” in classical literature. source Wikipedia

Where can you find dummy text? Of course, you can copy and paste from online editions of ‘De finibus bonorum et malorum’. Better yet, use on the free online dummy text generators. Here are (2) of my favorites:

Both generators have options to use other obscure languages as well as a variety of fonts. Have fun!