or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Other Discussion › AppleOutsider › A better font sentence?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

A better font sentence?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
There has to be a better all letters sentence then,

"The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog."

Dose this sentence bother anyone else? Where did it come from?
Come-on Mac people we are smart and creative enough to think of something better.
Why do so many Sys Admins hate the Mac? . A q u a M a c .
Reply
Why do so many Sys Admins hate the Mac? . A q u a M a c .
Reply
post #2 of 12
Didn't OS 9 use something else? I think there is another, bit it makes even less sense.
horrid misuse of cool technology
SSBA.COM
Reply
horrid misuse of cool technology
SSBA.COM
Reply
post #3 of 12
list of alternate pangrams

Quote:
  • Forsaking monastic tradition, twelve jovial friars gave up their vocation for a questionable existence on the flying trapeze. (106 letters)
  • No kidding -- Lorenzo called off his trip to visit Mexico City just because they told him the conquistadores were extinct. (99 letters)
  • Jelly-like above the high wire, six quaking pachyderms kept the climax of the extravaganza in a dazzling state of flux. (96 letters)
  • Oh, wet Alex, a jar, a fag! Up, disk, curve by! Man Oz, Iraq, Arizona, my Bev? Ruck's id-pug, a far Ajax, elate? Who? (77 letters) (also a palindrome)
  • Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner. (71 letters)
  • Six javelins thrown by the quick savages whizzed forty paces beyond the mark. (64 letters)
  • The explorer was frozen in his big kayak just after making queer discoveries. (64 letters)
  • The July sun caused a fragment of black pine wax to ooze on the velvet quilt. (61 letters)
  • The public was amazed to view the quickness and dexterity of the juggler. (60 letters)
  • While Suez sailors wax parquet decks, Afghan jews vomit jauntily abaft. (59 letters)
  • We quickly seized the black axle and just saved it from going past him. (57 letters)
  • Six big juicy steaks sizzled in a pan as five workmen left the quarry. (56 letters)
  • While making deep excavations we found some quaint bronze jewelry. (56 letters)
  • Jaded zombies acted quaintly but kept driving their oxen forward. (55 letters)
  • A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent. (54 letters)
  • The job requires extra pluck and zeal from every young wage earner. (54 letters)
  • A quart jar of oil mixed with zinc oxide makes a very bright paint. (53 letters)
  • Whenever the black fox jumped the squirrel gazed suspiciously. (53 letters)
  • We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize. (50 letters)
  • How razorback-jumping frogs can level six piqued gymnasts! (49 letters) (Used for font samples by the Macintosh, System 7 era)
  • Crazy Fredericka bought many very exquisite opal jewels. (48 letters)
  • Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag. (48 letters)
  • Cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen. (39 letters) (Used for font samples by the Macintosh, post-System 7)
  • Adjusting quiver and bow, Zompyc killed the fox.(39 letters)
  • My faxed joke won a pager in the cable TV quiz show. (39 letters)
  • The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (35 letters) (Used for TrueType/OpenType font samples by Windows)
  • The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog. (33 letters)
  • Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. (32 letters) (Used for font samples by Beagle Bros)
  • Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz. (31 letters) (Used for bitmap font samples by Windows)
  • The five boxing wizards jump quickly. (31 letters)
  • How quickly daft jumping zebras vex. (30 letters)
  • Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack. (29 letters)
  • Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim. (29 letters)
  • Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim. (29 letters)
  • Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow. (29 letters) (I've seen this in OS X... maybe in Fontbook? Font Reserve?)
  • Waltz, nymph, for quick jigs vex Bud. (28 letters)

There are some others in that link, including other language versions.

Enjoy.
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them" -Isaac Asimov
Reply
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them" -Isaac Asimov
Reply
post #4 of 12
Mind you, this sentence was made to test typewriters. Not test fonts.
post #5 of 12
would would you want to change the one. Every time i see it i get pulled in and i start wonder about that fox and the lazy dog. Are the friends? Is the fox just a show off? How do the define lazy? aren't all dogs lazy?


Just kidding :-)
-Justin Winokur

15" Core i7 MacBook Pro, (circa July 2010)
Reply
-Justin Winokur

15" Core i7 MacBook Pro, (circa July 2010)
Reply
post #6 of 12
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

We have a winner!
post #7 of 12
This one, listed above, isnot only an efficient pangram, but is a beautiful sentence as well:

"The July sun caused a fragment of black pine wax to ooze on the velvet quilt."


. . . you can almost smell the pitch, feel the heat, and squint.
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

Reply
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

Reply
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Awesome. Thx people.
Quote:
Originally posted by JimDreamworx
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
We have a winner!

mmm nice.
Why do so many Sys Admins hate the Mac? . A q u a M a c .
Reply
Why do so many Sys Admins hate the Mac? . A q u a M a c .
Reply
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally posted by curiousuburb
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (35 letters) (Used for TrueType/OpenType font samples by Windows) Missing letter 'A'... idiots.

Are you sure about that?
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally posted by BRussell
Are you sure about that?

My misread of the common error omitting an s... damn head cold.

Quote:
From the link:
By far the most well-known pangram is, "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." Frequently this is the sentence used to test out new typewriters, presumably because it includes every letter of the alphabet. Curiously, this sentence is often misquoted by changing "jumps" to "jumped." The past tense version, lacking an s, is not a pangram. Often, too, it is misquoted as "the lazy dog" rather than "a lazy dog." This error is not as grievous; the sentence remains a pangram, just a slightly longer one.
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them" -Isaac Asimov
Reply
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them" -Isaac Asimov
Reply
post #11 of 12
Recently, most companies allow you to type in your own phrase -- and it really helps when you're trying to match a font.

In our desire to impose form on the world we have lost the capacity to see the form that is there;
and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are. --...

Reply

In our desire to impose form on the world we have lost the capacity to see the form that is there;
and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are. --...

Reply
post #12 of 12
I was working on a video study guide and saw this over at fonts.com:

TV folk buy ex-Prez John Quincy Adams wig.

In our desire to impose form on the world we have lost the capacity to see the form that is there;
and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are. --...

Reply

In our desire to impose form on the world we have lost the capacity to see the form that is there;
and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are. --...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AppleOutsider
AppleInsider › Forums › Other Discussion › AppleOutsider › A better font sentence?