1. Tim H

Nice. Thanks!

2. Thav

I noticed that \blindmathtrue doesn’t seem to work with the standard lipsum text. Adding \usepackage[english]{babel} got me the inline math.

• Right! Thanks for pointing it out, appreciate it. See example below. Best, Tom.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\blindtext

\blindmathtrue
\blindtext

\blindmathfalse
\blindtext
\end{document}
3. \usepackage[english]{babel}

The generated blindtext is kind of funny, it says that all letters should occur in a blindtext, but it seems to me that at least letter z is missing….

• tom

Hi Lukas,

Where did you read that \blindtext produces all letters of the alphabet (pangram)? In English, the most frequently used pangram is: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.

Cheers,
Tom

• Dorothee

Hi Tom,

thanks for the introduction of \blindtext

With the
\blindtext i received the following text:
“Hello, here is some
text without a meaning. This text should show
what a printed text will look like at this place.
If you read this text, you will get no information.
Really? Is there no information? Is there
a difference between this text and some nonsense
like “Huardest gefburn”? Kjift – not at
all! A blind text like this gives you information
about the selected font, how the letters are written
and an impression of the look. This text
should contain all letters of the alphabet and
it should be written in of the original language.
There is no need for special content, but the
length of words should match the language.”

I guess its the same text that lukas received.
I don’t mind if there is no z, but is it possible to only receive half of it for the length?

Cheers,
Dorothee

P.S. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”?

• Hi Dorothee,

Thanks for your comment. I wouldn’t know of a way to produce a shorter blindtext using the blindtext package. Perhaps, you can find a shorter paragraph in the lipsum package, which I introduce towards the end of the article. Alternatively, just define your own “blindtext” command:

\newcommand\mytext{The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.}

Hope this helps,
Tom

ps. This sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet.

4. Atyaf

I am beginner in Latex, I want to know how to create the \blindtext, where I will write these commands and text ? I have Texmaker and wrote a lot of things like pgfplotsits work good but I worte all the text in the same document and I think it wrong? can you help me

• tom

Hi Atyaf,

Are you looking for a minimal example? Below’s an example how to produce a paragraph of “blindtext”. For more information, please consider the blindtext package documentation.

Best,
Tom

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\end{document}