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October 2, 2005 12:29 PM   Subscribe

ungreek.toolbot.com, alternate greeking for those days when you can't stand to read Lorem ipsum one more time.
posted by signal (8 comments total)

 
My favorite.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:22 PM on October 2, 2005


cool

and that's hysterical, ebk (i think i try it at work and see if they laugh) : >
posted by amberglow at 2:06 PM on October 2, 2005


Wow, it gave me the theme song to the Mysterious Cities of Gold, possibly my favorite adventure cartoon of all my childhood (yes, surpassing even Voltron).
posted by Eideteker at 2:25 PM on October 2, 2005


This reads exactly like the stuff that spambots keep trying to sneak onto my blog as a cover-up for their advertisements. blahblahSartreblahblah GAMBLING LockeblahblahHobbes.
posted by Uccellina at 8:41 PM on October 2, 2005


Hmm... changing the settings doesn't seem to work under FF 1.07
posted by crocos at 9:23 PM on October 2, 2005


I don't like it. The spacing, capitalization, and punctuation needs help, which is very evident with the english sources.

One point of greek text is to encourage people who are looking at the design to actually look at the design rather than get distracted by "content," i.e. text they can read. Using english text defeats that purpose.

I do like eyeballkid's link. Now that's funny.
posted by gohlkus at 8:51 AM on October 3, 2005


Gohlkus, I've lost track of the number of times I've demoed a design to a client, only to have them come back with, "Why is it in Latin?"

Somehow, I think having the Knight Rider intro in there would make it a bit more obvious that it is dummy text.
posted by armoured-ant at 2:31 PM on October 3, 2005


Crocos, can you e-mail me with details of your Firefox problem? Can't replicate it with FF 1.5b1 on OS X. Thanks.
posted by pbx at 10:38 PM on October 3, 2005


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