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Howard White
01-26-2009, 03:57 PM
PRI's "The World" has a piece on the air today about the history of 'lorem ipsum' as dummy text.
You can download the audio from the World's site (http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/24087).

HW

ktinkel
01-28-2009, 01:29 PM
PRI's "The World" has a piece on the air today about the history of 'lorem ipsum' as dummy text.
You can download the audio from the World's site.Wow! Must be popular — here we are two days on and the site is still unavailable.

PRI is (shouldn’t have) such a small site, really. They have a lot of radio programming.

Was that anything new in the “lorem ipsum” piece?

Gerry Kowarsky
01-30-2009, 07:22 AM
Was that anything new in the “lorem ipsum” piece?

You probably know that "lorem ipsum" comes from a passage in Cicero. The person interviewed in the feature has an explanation for why the familiar placeholder begins in the middle of a word ("dolorem") in the original text. He found that the 1914 Loeb edition of the Cicero has a page break after the first syllable of "dolorem," putting "lorem ipsum" at the top of a page. He proposes that someone started with the galley for that page and altered the type a bit to create dummy text for the publisher's designers.

ktinkel
01-30-2009, 07:54 AM
You probably know that "lorem ipsum" comes from a passage in Cicero. The person interviewed in the feature has an explanation for why the familiar placeholder begins in the middle of a word ("dolorem") in the original text. He found that the 1914 Loeb edition of the Cicero has a page break after the first syllable of "dolorem," putting "lorem ipsum" at the top of a page. He proposes that someone started with the galley for that page and altered the type a bit to create dummy text for the publisher's designers.That’s interesting. Thanks.

Glad to hear it was more than just the usual.

dthomsen8
02-01-2009, 05:12 PM
PRI's "The World" has a piece on the air today about the history of 'lorem ipsum' as dummy text.
You can download the audio from the World's site (http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/24087).

HWhttp://www.patrickrobinson.com/
is unintentionally filled with Lorem ipsum

ktinkel
02-01-2009, 05:31 PM
http://www.patrickrobinson.com/
is unintentionally filled with Lorem ipsumOh, dear.

Someone is going to feel bad tomorrow! <g>

Steve Rindsberg
02-01-2009, 05:34 PM
And a link to:

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annc
02-01-2009, 06:47 PM
http://www.patrickrobinson.com/
is unintentionally filled with Lorem ipsumI like the addition of 'und lookum like Greek to me,' in the middle.

annc
02-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Oh, dear.

Someone is going to feel bad tomorrow! <g>It's a 2005 book, so maybe there's a hidden message to the author... :)

Steve Rindsberg
02-02-2009, 07:27 AM
I like the addition of 'und lookum like Greek to me,' in the middle.
You ... um ... took the time to read all of the text?

;-)

Michael Rowley
02-02-2009, 08:02 AM
Steve:

You ... um ... took the time to read all of the text?If you look closely (thanks, Ann) you'll see that there are many instances of embedded English there: curious . . .

annc
02-02-2009, 11:26 AM
Steve:

If you look closely (thanks, Ann) you'll see that there are many instances of embedded English there: curious . . .Someone obviously read the lorem ipsum at one stage and added their own bits where they considered it appropriate (perhaps sang it?) and then stored it for future use.

annc
02-02-2009, 11:34 AM
You ... um ... took the time to read all of the text?A Google search on the phrase I quoted retrieved 7550 hits, including one on the first page that someone had uploaded to the Internet as a PDF!

Steve Rindsberg
02-02-2009, 11:54 AM
A Google search on the phrase I quoted retrieved 7550 hits, including one on the first page that someone had uploaded to the Internet as a PDF!
OMG ... that's a HOOT!