Talk:Lorem ipsum

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Translations[edit]

are there any translations?

I Second that... does anybody have a translation? Benashbe 02:30, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Yep, I'll add it in tomorrow. :) // Pathoschild (admin / talk) 02:46, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
I completely forgot about this. Actually, no translation is possible; this is corrupted nonsense derived from Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:09:42, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

w:Lorem_ipsum#English_translation quotes a 1914 translation, no? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Stratemeyer Syndicate 00:52, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

The 1914 translation is of the passage from De finibus bonorum et malorum. The lorem ipsum text is derived from this, but it is not an exact copy. The changes are not valid Latin and thus, as noted above, render the text to be nonsense.

unsigned comment by JerryE (talk) 13:19, 24 May 2008.

Is this the original text?[edit]

Is this really the original text, not some randomly generated pseudo-latin? http://www.lipsum.com/ gives a different "standard Lorem Ipsum passage"

ipsum.com uses a random generator, so it's not the 'original' text.
Read the above section, 'Translations'. It explains that this is pretty much nonsense text now, used to quickly & easily fill-in or substitute for normal text for various reasons. — George Orwell III (talk) 00:57, 23 February 2011 (UTC)