WHAT IS lorem ipsum

What Is Lorum Ipsum is a question we have been asked often over the years.

In publishing and graphic designLorem ipsum is a placeholder text commonly used to demonstrate the visual form of a document or a typeface without relying on meaningful content.
Lorem ipsum may be used before final copy is available, but it may also be used to temporarily replace copy in a process called greeking, which allows designers to consider form without the meaning of the text influencing the design.

Lorem ipsum is typically a corrupted version of De finibus bonorum et malorum, a first-century BCE text by the Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero, with words altered, added, and removed to make it nonsensical, improper Latin.

Versions of the Lorem ipsum text have been used in typesetting at least since the 1960’s, when it was popularised by advertisements for Letraset transfer sheets.
Lorem ipsum was introduced to the digital world in the mid-1980’s when Aldus employed it in graphic and word-processing templates for its desktop publishing program PageMaker.
Other popular word processors including Pages and Microsoft Word have since adopted Lorem ipsum as well.

Lorem ipsum passages were popularised on Letraset dry-transfer sheets from the early 1970’s, which were produced to be used by graphic designers for filler text. Aldus Corporation created a version in the mid-1980’s for their desktop publishing program PageMaker.

A variety of software today can generate semi-random text which looks like jumbled Latin. Apple’s Pages and Keynote software employs such jumbled text as sample screenplay layout. Lorem ipsum is also featured on Joomla!Google Docs, Google Slides, and WordPress web content managers. Microsoft Word and BBEdit have a Lorem ipsum generation feature. Several LaTeX packages produce Lorem ipsum–style text.