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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Lorem ipsum
  
      A common piece of text used as mock-{content when
     testing a given page layout or font.
  
     The following text is often used:
  
     "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetaur 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.  Duis
     aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse
     cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint
     occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia
     deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
  
     This continues at length and variously.  The text is not
     really Greek, but badly garbled Latin.  It started life as
     extracted phrases from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of
     Cicero's "De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" ("The Extremes of
     Good and Evil"), which read:
  
     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 dolorem ipsum quia
     dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non
     numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam
     aliquam quaerat voluptatem.  Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis
     nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam,
     nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur?  Quis autem vel eum
     iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil
     molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo
     voluptas nulla pariatur?
  
     At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui
     blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos
     dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate
     non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt
     mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga.  Et harum
     quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio.  Nam libero
     tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil
     impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus,
     omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus.
     Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum
     necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint
     et molestiae non recusandae.  Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a
     sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores
     alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores
     repellat.
  
     Translation:
  
     But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of
     denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give
     you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual
     teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the
     master-builder of human happiness.  No one rejects, dislikes,
     or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because
     those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally
     encounter consequences that are extremely painful.  Nor again
     is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain
     of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally
     circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him
     some great pleasure.  To take a trivial example, which of us
     ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain
     some advantage from it?  But who has any right to find fault
     with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no
     annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces
     no resultant pleasure?
  
     On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and
     dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms
     of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they
     cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue;
     and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty
     through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through
     shrinking from toil and pain.  These cases are perfectly
     simple and easy to distinguish.  In a free hour, when our
     power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our
     being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be
     welcomed and every pain avoided.  But in certain circumstances
     and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business
     it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated
     and annoyances accepted.  The wise man therefore always holds
     in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects
     pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he
     endures pains to avoid worse pains.
  
     -- Translation by H. Rackham, from his 1914 edition of De
     Finibus.
  
     However, since textual fidelity was unimportant to the goal of
     having random text to fill a page, it has degraded over the
     centuries, into "Lorem ipsum...".
  
     The point of using this text, or some other text of incidental
     intelligibility, is that it has a more-or-less normal (for
     English and Latin, at least) distribution of ascenders,
     descenders, and word-lengths, as opposed to just using "abc
     123 abc 123", "Content here content here", or the like.
  
     The text is often used when previewing the layout of a
     document, as the use of more understandable text would
     distract the user from the layout being examined.  A related
     technique is greeking.
  
     http://lipsum.com/)">Lorem Ipsum - All the facts (http://lipsum.com/).
  
     (2006-09-18)
  

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