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    Embarrassing Question about Fonts!

    I am embarrassed to have to ask this question. But what do you call it when you use fonts that don't say anything just to do a rough on a design? I thought it was called "greek fonts." I guess I'm wrong.
    Any help would greatly be appreciated. And where can I find these fonts?
    Thanks

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    Do you mean temorary text (sometimes using greek text), to see how type will look on a page before you have actual copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleMatt
    Do you mean temorary text (sometimes using greek text), to see how type will look on a page before you have actual copy?

    Yes!! That's exactly what I mean!!! Where do I get that text?
    Thanks!

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    just do a search of lorem ipsum....hehe

    http://www.lipsum.com/

    its reffered to as latin text. thers also software freely downloadable that you can genereate it from....cant remember where, mines a mac version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatblokemike
    just do a search of lorem ipsum....hehe

    http://www.lipsum.com/

    its reffered to as latin text. thers also software freely downloadable that you can genereate it from....cant remember where, mines a mac version.
    LOL!
    Thanks. I did find it and bookmarked it before I read your post.
    I have to start being a little more self efficient.

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    I use this, myself:

    This is visual demonstration copy, designed to fill the designated text area of a layout before final copy is available. By using real words and sentence structures, rather than so-called ‘greek’ mock-up text, we are able to test legibility more easily.
    Your mind and eye are less distracted by the familiar shapes of real words than by the strange forms of a non-existent language, making it easier to judge the typographic quality of the whole piece.

    This is visual demonstration copy, designed to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleMatt
    I use this, myself:

    This is visual demonstration copy, designed to fill the designated text area of a layout before final copy is available. By using real words and sentence structures, rather than so-called ‘greek’ mock-up text, we are able to test legibility more easily.
    Your mind and eye are less distracted by the familiar shapes of real words than by the strange forms of a non-existent language, making it easier to judge the typographic quality of the whole piece.

    This is visual demonstration copy, designed to...
    That's a very interesting explenation!

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