What is Greeking?
In graphic design and visual IT, greeking is the process of using symbols or illegible text to represent text templates for layout or preview purposes. This process is known as 'greeking' because the phrase 'it's Greek for me' is used to refer to the Greek language.

Greeking can be done in several ways. A certain type of greeking is performed when the preview rendering uses lines, bars, or other text symbols for text that would otherwise be too small to read.

Another very popular way of greeking is called 'Lorem Ipsum' - this jumble of Latin can be found on many websites on the Internet and has its roots in a commonly developed template scheme to provide illegible text for layout. The idea is that the actual text might distract someone from evaluating the layout, so 'Lorem ipsum', a jumbled-up Latin nonsense text, was used as a substitute. On the internet, lorem ipsum text often indicates that no one has uploaded content to a website, and the lorem ipsum text is provided for the actual content until it is created and uploaded.

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