Lorem Ipsum adalah...
  20 Desember 2016

Lorem Ipsum adalah...
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Menurut Wikipedia, Lorem Ipsum merupakan teks standar yang digunakan untuk mendemostrasikan elemen grafis atau presentasi visual. Misalnya huruf, tipografi, dan tata letak. Lorem Ipsum dipakai dengan maksud agar orang bisa lebih folus memperhatikan elemen desain dari teks yang didemonstrasikan, tidak terlalu berkonsentrasi kepada arti harfiah per kalimat. (Lihat: id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum)

Penyebaran huruf yang normal menjadi alasan kuat mengapa Lorem Ipsum lebih banyak digunakan oleh para desainer sebagai contoh teks ketimbang kata-kata seperti "Ini Bagian Judul", "Bagian isi ada di sini", dan semacamnya.

Di bawah ini adalah contoh teks Lorem Ipsum yang sering digunakan sejak tahun 1500-an dan masih terus digunakan hingga kini:

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

Baris pertama dari Lorem Ipsum, kata Richard McClintock (professor Bahasa Latin dari Hampden-Sidney College di Virginia), merupakan sebuah baris di bagian 1.10.32 dan 1.10.33 dari naskah "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (Sisi Ekstrim dari Kebaikan dan Kejahatan), karya Cicero yang ditulis tahun 45 sebelum Masehi. Kesimpulan ini ia peroleh setelah meneliti beberapa literatur klasik mencoba mencari makna salah satu kata yang dianggap paling tidak jelas dari Lorem Ipsum, yakni "consectetur".

Berikut adalah teks asli bagian 1.10.32 dari "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum":

"Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?"

Adapun bagian 1.10.33 berbunyi sebagai berikut:

"At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat."

Pada tahun 1914 H. Rackham menerjemahkan bagian 1.10.32 ke dalam bahasa Inggris sebagai berikut:

"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"

As for the translation of section 1.10.33, H. Rackham wrote it as follows:

"On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains."

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