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You are asking for pie graphs specifically which are good for one thing and one thing only: showing which part or which combination/coalition has a share of 50% or more. Most often, they should have just two segments or visually highlighted segment groups. You currently want to show three data points at once, but your data set is ordered hierarchically: ...


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Assuming you have a context where this level of accuracy matters (e.g. an academic or technical audience, or a delicate topic) it's always best to just clearly and simply state what's going on. This 7% have a gender (male, female, or something else). For some, you know it, for some you don't. In all cases, you're not reporting it. So just say that: Not ...


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n/a seems to fit well, and it is a known convention. n/a or N/A is a common abbreviation in tables and lists for not applicable, not available or no answer.


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The usual third option is Other, which would encompass a variety of options including but not limited to: those who did not fall in to the Male/Female box; those that explicitly would rather not say; those who implicitly did not say; those where the data is not known, etc, etc. And then if you feel the need to explain what 'other' actually entails, make it ...


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It seems that "Unknown" is true to the situation. Go with that. You could always explain, as you did on this site, why gender is unknown.


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I think there's a lot of confusion as to what Lorem Ipsum is and what it's really designed for in these answers. In general, Lorem Ipsum is a way to fully flesh out a text-heavy page layout when the real content isn't ready yet. Most graphic designers and ad agency folks will understand this, but few others do (nor should that, as it's really just a bit of ...


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While »Lorem Ipsum« is great for the early design stage it is nearly always worth to change the blind text to localized dummy text (Yes, this is additional work which seems not necessarily needed. But it shows you're paying attention to details.) The trick is to use text which looks like a normal reading text – this is very important! While most people ...


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Why waste the opportunity to promote your clients, company, or products? I realize you're trying to give them something without meaning so they won't focus on the words, but if you give them the same positive words about your product every time, they will read the message once then quickly overlook it from that point forward. "You are a balanced and wise ...


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You are using this on a mobile application where the screen is small. Why not try the shorter phrase? The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog This has the advantage of showing all letters on screen in a concise manner. I spent a few seconds on a search engine and found http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/examples/quickbrown.txt. So as you can see it ...


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Choose a text generator that suits your domain and use it instead. Lorem ain't good for layout/typography, it was never meant to (see other answers for why it's not, unless you are in a real printing business, Gutenberg&co-style). If you're after font/typography, use a pangram for the language you are after (hello localization!), like @ratchetfreak said ...


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Here is another option that might work depending on the situation. It has the added benefit of not needing to be localized into different languages... credit: Facebook placeholder loading card


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If the text preferences are important, you should not use example text in a different (which includes fictive) language. Languages have different characteristics, and what looks fine for a paragraph of "Lorem ipsum …" is not necessarily ideal for text in other languages. So you should show text in the language the user is setting the preferences for. You ...


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In my experience, Lorem Ipsum is beloved of typography fans, and unknown to the common man - aka, the client. So, if you want to avoid a discussion with the client about why the text is garbled, and why you selected this placeholder text rather than some text saying "this is placeholder text" and then properly exercising as many code points and ligatures as ...


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If the goal is to provide a short text sample for the style then use a pangram like "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". This will show how each letter is rendered.


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It doesn't matter whether the text that is used is standard. Even in a Latin script, it doesn't matter if your text is exactly the same as the standard Lorem ipsum, only that it looks like normal text while not making any real sense. So the question then becomes, what text to use. I've always found the lipsum.com and lorem-ipsum.info useful for this, as ...


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One place I have seen vertical text used more prominently is the hotel sign. I think the justification here is obviously to have the sign stick close to the building and not obstruct the street and also a clear and quick reading for the oncoming travelers (without having to tilt your head while driving :-) ). I also think the length of the words, number of ...


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Text has a strong top-to-bottom flow. If text is shown rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise, that flow will move left to right with regard to the surrounding material. If text is rotated ninety degrees clockwise, the flow will be right to left. Text which is shown as a stack of upright letters will have a top-down flow, but will be harder to read, ...


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Font and layout is exactly what Lorem Ipsum is designed to do. It has been used by type setters and printers since the 1500s. The idea is that by not having real words the users focus on the layout. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is ...


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Designers When it's your working version and you just want some text in there to visualise the overall page balance, and you'll only share it with other designers, then using Lorum ipsum should probably be fine. End users For end users, I would suggest using some other real example text. Yes, you'd have to localise this, but it's quite easy to simply ...


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While this device is powered on Explain the exact cause and effect. In this case, it sounds like you don't really care if the device is being used (interacted with) and mean to say the settings below will take effect anytime your device is on.


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I think saying some version of "While device is in use" is clear. Just show a couple people the settings page and do a quick usability test to see if they are confused. While device in use While device is in use While using device


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Speaking from personal experience, you'll be hard-pressed to find a black/blue combination that is readable. Any alertness benefit will come from the user struggling to make out what the text says -- and that's likely to increase user fatigue, not increase alertness.


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The colors, although helpful, are not that important. I would use full-blue (That is, #0000FF, or rgb 000,000,255), but mainly focus on a font that is not distracting, and is easy to read (Don't be using exo on a text editor), and make it easily readable (Within a size of 12-14em). This will ensure the user will have the most focused workspace, allowing them ...


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It was common knowledge that humans read words as a shape until Ph. D Susan Weinschenk informed the community in her article 100 Things You Should Know About People: #19 — It’s a Myth That All Capital Letters Are Inherently Harder to Read that the shape theory is wrong: It’s parallel letter recognition, not word shape — The old theory on word shapes ...



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