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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Das Kommt Mir Spanisch Vor

While adjusting the layout of this here blog, I came across this text:
Lorem ipsum vim ut utroque mandamus intellegebat, ut eam omittam ancillae sadipscing, per et eius soluta veritus.
Being naturally inquisitive (and easily bored), I ran the text through Google, found an answer which wasn't quite what I was searching (used as generic text in page design), but which lead me to an actual site.
http://www.lipsum.com/

"Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit..."
"There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain..."
Visit the website to discover more about the segment, taken from Cicero.

[Grr... why does Blogger screw up the text format? And yes, it IS ironic that Blogger can't format what is generic text.

Razzafrackin... It screws it up in Google Chrome (more irony!). Internet Explorer 8 doesn't seem to work too well, either, but at least the text wrap is functional. And this Compose window is not WYSIWYG. And the HTML editor would be MUCH MORE useful if the screen text were highlighted so that it stands out from the codes, thus allowing the user to find and decode the HTML.

[And it took me thirty minutes of editing and reloading the journal page to get the layout perfect.]

2 comments:

  1. Did you ever figure out how to fix the text wrap problem? I'm having the same issue - using a Mac with Safari web browser. It is incredibly annoying!

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  2. Sorry... forgot this needed fixing.

    Keep it simple... I formatted the text too many times, resulting in duplicate HTML code. Fixed by slicing out all the non-text code, then formatting correctly with wysiwyg.

    This is in Google Chrome. Safari? Dunno.

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