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Anybody understand Latin?


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#1 Guest_Xircal_*

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

I was searching around the web today looking for info on ActiveX Filtering in IE9 and I came across this Microsoft site with the title: "Introducing ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 9" which sounds very boring I know. It starts off in English, but have a look beneath the movie and you'll see that it's been written in Latin (or at least that's what I think it is).

Maybe it's a leftover from April Fools, but if not, then the webbie must have gone bonkers or something.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Thats just a test site, and nothing more.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

It is indeed Latin. Not that I can translate this particular Latin. It is apparently generated by something called Lorem Ipsum text filler generator. You can read about that here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Lorem_ipsum There is some English on that page.

You can also see it in use here: http://www.blindtextgenerator.com/lorem-ipsum

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

It is indeed Latin. Not that I can translate this particular Latin. It is apparently generated by something called Lorem Ipsum text filler generator. You can read about that here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Lorem_ipsum There is some English on that page.

You can also see it in use here: http://www.blindtextgenerator.com/lorem-ipsum

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Interesting. Thanks for the links!

So M$ is trying to blind us with science now? I can understand the concept of writing a few lines in a dead language, but two thirds of the page (test of otherwise) written that way? Then again, if all you want to do is to fill up a few blank spaces, then any old crap will do I suppose.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

More from wikipedia about Lorem Ipsum:

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum[1] is placeholder text (filler text) commonly used to demonstrate the graphics elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout. The lorem ipsum text is typically a section of a Latin text by Cicero with words altered, added and removed that make it nonsensical in meaning and not proper Latin.[1]

Even though "lorem ipsum" may arouse curiosity because of its resemblance to classical Latin, it is not intended to have meaning. Where text is comprehensible in a document, people tend to focus on the textual content rather than upon overall presentation, so publishers use lorem ipsum when displaying a typeface or design elements and page layout in order to direct the focus to the publication style and not the meaning of the text. In spite of its basis in Latin, use of lorem ipsum is often referred to as greeking, from the phrase "it's all Greek to me," which indicates that this is not meant to be readable text.[2]


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Also more about it here: http://webdesign.about.com/od/layoutglossary/g/placeholder-text-definition-lorem-ipsum-definition.htm

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

Hah! I was going to say, that's quite a feat from a company not known for supporting "legacy systems!" :hysterical:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Illegitimi non carborundum :P

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

post hoc, ergo propter hoc :scratchhead:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:42 AM

O, my son of the good war!

O, fili mi boni belli!


(Apologies to Mr. Corke, my high school Latin teacher. :blush: )

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Non Causa Pro Causa :whistle: :whistle:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

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