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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.


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


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.