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Lorem ipsum - what is meant by this phrase?

do not try to translate non-russian words in the title. They do not exist in one language. This senseless phrase is only similar to Latin, but it is not Latin.

Meanwhile if to gather Lorem ipsum in some searcher of the Internet, the number of pages where this phrase will be found, will exceed 80 thousand. To nonsenses or “ochepyatka“ of it it does not happen. Means, this phrase, though senseless, has nevertheless some value.

Really, the magic words Lorem ipsum are known to much of those who works in the field of polygraphy or a web - design. Moreover, this abracadabra - only the beginning of the big text, there are also programs which will generate continuation allegedly of nonsense in pseudo-Latin, having given necessary number of symbols, paragraphs or paragraphs.

For what? Only to fill the place with the text similar to the usual text represented by the Latin alphabet, but which is not distracting attention of the reader. Experts in design call such piece “fish“. And though now Lorem ipsum are used mainly by experts on a web - to design, this “fish“ still in 16 - m by knigopechatnik for demonstration of fonts of various forms and the sizes was thought up a century. That the customer saw how the printing page how many on it it will appear lines will look and whether the used font is suitable for the purpose with which the ordered book is printed. Here printers took the long Latin text and applied to the presentation.

What text was for this purpose taken, the specialist in Latin, professor of the American college Hampden - Sydney in the State of Virginia Richard Makklintok (Richard McClintock) found . One of the strangest words in the text of Lorem ipsum - the word “consectetur“. As it was established, this word occurs only in sections 1. 10. 32 and 1. 10. 33 books “De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum“ (“About limits of the good and evil“). This work belongs to Cicero and is written in the 45th year BC of

the First paragraph of the text of Lorem ipsum looks so:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

A here text of the original paragraph:

Sed ut perspiciatis, unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam eaque ipsa, quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt, explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem, quia voluptas sit, aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos, qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt, neque porro quisquam est, qui do lorem ipsum , quia dolor sit, amet , of consectetur, adipisci v elit, sed quia non numquam eius mod i tempor incidunt, ut labore et dolore magna m aliqua m quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostru m exercitation em ullam co rporis suscipit laborios am, of nisi ut aliqui d ex ea commod i consequat ur? As we see

, for the text - “fishes“ are chosen separate words from Cicero`s treatise and which - where “excess“ letters are added.

It is necessary to tell that Lorem ipsum not the only contribution to typographics of the famous Roman speaker and the writer. Among typographical fonts there is a font under the name “tsi ́ tsero“ (with an accent on the first syllable). This font is more than 500 years old! For the first time it in 1465 was applied to the printing of the first edition of works of Cicero by one of the first German knigopechatnik, the pupil I. Gutenberg Peter Schoffer (Peter Sch ö ffer) (about 1425 - 1503) .

We will answer one question: why Lorem ipsum all - lived up to an era of computers in 20 - m a century? It appears, thanks for it should be told the British company Letraset. This company issued (and lets out) special sheets with translated symbols (dekolyama). By means of such sheets it was possible to execute what now the printer easily copes with: to make a beautiful inscription a beautiful font of any size and a large number of fonts. The technology was quite simple. Symbols were printed on transparent sheets, and on paper (or other material) transferred them, imposing a translated leaf the corresponding symbol on the right place and rubbing a translated leaf behind. Not quickly, but inscriptions quite beautifully turned out.

And so, on the translated sheets Letraset of a letter placed or alphabetically, or in the form of several paragraphs of the text Lorem ipsum. In the second case the letter was more difficult to be looked for, but some economy was reached. Often found letters in the text of Lorem ipsum was more and the leaf was used more effectively. The translated sheets Letraset were very popular with signwriters and designers. Therefore the first programs of electronic imposition (Aldus PageMaker) began to use Lorem ipsum in the templates for filling of the place where there will be a text. Now Lorem ipsum enters as the text by default many text and HTML - editors.

I already told that search servers find the words Lorem ipsum on a huge number the Internet - pages. The most part from these pages are not finished yet and instead of the text support standard text “fish“. I advise to check!