“The Quick Brown Fox…”

When testing out typography it’s a good idea to pick a pangram: a phrase that includes every letter in the alphabet. This phrase does just that, and makes an ideal choice for font selection.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

7 Alternative Pangrams

Wikipedia proposes the following seven alternatives. Again, each uses every letter of the alphabet:-

  • “Jived fox nymph grabs quick waltz.”
  • “Glib jocks quiz nymph to vex dwarf.”
  • “Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.”
  • “How vexingly quick daft zebras jump!”
  • “The five boxing wizards jump quickly.”
  • “Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.”
  • “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.”