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Filler Text

Going Beyond Your Everyday Placeholder Text

In addition to the well-known paragraph-length placeholder texts Lorem Ipsum, and Li Europan Lingues, there are several other filler texts.

ASDF

The first four letters of the QWERTY keyboard are often used as filler text when a full block of text is not needed.

ETAOIN SHRDLU

The twelve most common letters in the English language are another popular choice when a designer just needs a meaningless phrase to test our typography and layout.

Now is the Time…

This phrase originally appeared as a typing drill, and dates all the way back to 1889. If you’re looking for a short phrase to use¬†as you work on¬†typography and layout, this one has vintage appeal.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.

The Fox & the Dog

When testing out typography it’s a good idea to pick a pangram: a phrase that includes every letter in the alphabet. This phrase does just that, and makes an ideal choice for font selection.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.