Re: A Search for Exemplary Sentences

From: Markus Kuhn (
Date: Wed Nov 18 1998 - 01:11:19 EST

"Massimo Fuchs" wrote on 1998-11-18 03:17 UTC:
> The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog.
> -- Unkown.

Right. A probably technically more interesting collection would be
short sentences in many languages that contain all characters and
symbols used in these languages, just like the above famous Western
Union telex test message does for English.

Some common good test phrases I know are:

de: Falsches Üben von Xylophonmusik quält jeden größeren Zwerg
de: Zwölf Boxkämpfer jagten Sven quer über den Sylter Deich
de: Heizölrückstoßabdämpfung (jqvwxy)
en: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
pl: Pchnąć w tę łódź jeża lub ośm skrzyń fig

Do you know any other sentences that contain all characters or words
that contain at least all non-ASCII characters of a language?


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at,  WWW: <>

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