greeking ⇝

greek

<text, graphics>

To display text as abstract dots and lines in order to give a preview of layout without actually being legible. This is faster than drawing the characters correctly which may require scaling or other transformations. Greeking is particularly useful when displaying a reduced image of a document where the text would be too small to be legible on the display anyway.

A related technique is lorem ipsum.

Last updated: 2006-09-18

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