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Lorem ipsum equivalent for Spanish, Polish and other languages?


Question

I'm testing out some fonts, and I'd like to see how they look with language that use more than the basic latin alphabet, in my case Dutch, German, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese.

Is there a tool (preferably online) that can generate lorem ipsum like text which looks like one or more of those languages?

2013/08/14
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8/14/2013 7:41:00 PM

Here's what I'd do in this situation: take the text of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut and run it through Google Translate for each of the languages you need.

The text, translated, will be nonsensical (it's nonsensical anyway if you take the literal English meanings of the words), but separated into sentences and paragraphs. Copy and paste to a text editor in UTF-8 mode to save as plain text. That should work well for your purposes.

(Bonus Tip for InDesign: Take any of these plain text files and copy to the InDesign program folder with the name placeholder.txt to have it automatically inserted by the Type>Fill with Placeholder Text command.)

2013/08/19
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8/19/2013 10:19:00 PM