1 February 2015

Text "Lorem Ipsum" is

"Lorem ipsum" text is derived from sections 1.10.32-3 of Cicero's De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (On the Ends of Goods and Evils, or alternatively [About] The Purposes of Good and Evil). [2] The original passage began: neque porro quisquam dolorem qui est ipsum quia dolor sit amet velit consectetur adipiscing (translation: "Neither is there anyone who loves, pursues or desires pain because it is pain itself").

It is not known exactly when the text acquired its current standard form; it may have been as late as the 1960s. Dr. Richard McClintock, a Latin scholar who was the director of publications at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, discovered the source of the passage sometime before 1982 while searching for instances of the Latin word "consectetur", rarely used in classical literature. [1] [a] the physical source of the lorem ipsum text may be the Loeb Classical Library 1914 Edition of the de Finibus, where the Latin text finishes page 34 with "qui est neque porro quisquam do-" and begins page 36 with " lorem ipsum (et seq.) ... ", suggesting that the galley type of that page 36 was scrambled to make the dummy text seen today.
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