Talk:Lorem ipsum

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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? gives a different "standard Lorem Ipsum passage" 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)


Why at English Wikisource? I suppose it was intended to look like Latin, not English. Infovarius (talk) 18:56, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Probably to not confuse search purposes. For instance, if I used text from "A Tale of Two Cities" as filler text in many templates this may be counter intuitive to our search engine and other search engines. --Rochefoucauld (talk) 23:40, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Why is this here?[edit]

I do not understand why this page exists. The text is not English, and should be on laWS or mulWS depending on whether the former accepts pseudo-Latin or not... and furthermore, the text presented here is not the usual "lorem ipsum" text but appears to be a randomly-generated text based on it. Unless someone has a very good reason for me to leave it alone, I will export it to mulWS. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:05, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

This is neither Latin nor multilingual. It is gibberish, not actually in any language, but it is used in English-language contexts in publishing as temporary filler. Because it originated in English publishing, and is not a part of any other language, we host it here. If you propose to move it, please open a full discussion at WS:PD. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:06, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Gibberish and not-any-language belongs on mulWS also. I will post on WS:PD. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 11:31, 18 October 2016 (UTC)