L I is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. L I has been the industry’s
standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing L I passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of L I.
There are many variations of passages of L I available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of L I, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the L I generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate L I which looks reasonable. The generated L I is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.
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