Dummy text is text that is used in the publishing industry or by web designers to occupy
the space which will later be filled with ‘real’ content. This is required when, for example, the
final text is not yet available. Dummy text is also known as ‘fill text’. It is said that song
composers of the past used dummy texts as lyrics when writing melodies in order to have a
‘ready-made’ text to sing with the melody. Dummy texts have been in use by typesetters
since the 16th century.

Music is the literature of the heart;
it commences where speech ends.
-Alphonse de Lamartine


Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum 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 Lorem Ipsum.


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