[[Indices]] : [[Terminology]] : Pangram

Pangrams are short passages that include all 26 characters of the [[Alphabets|alphabet]]. They're commonly used to help users of the font quickly assess a character set. They may also be useful to designers in the process of designing their own work but they are too compact for a more thorough assessment. Perhaps the most common pangram is The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Clever pangrams:
Boxer M. Tyson packs his bags with Jay-Z DVDs, Quik, Holyfield's ear. -- BJ Harvey

Typophile Boxing! Papazian jousts with quaking, anonymous detractor. Fight at eleven. -- [[Joseph Pemberton|Joe Pemberton]]

Abacist’s deaf dog hijacked luminous parquetry studio, avows ex-yakuza. -- [[Hrant Papazian]] (This is a rare, alphabetically ordered pangram.)

Wham! Volcano erupts fiery liquid death onto ex-jazzbo Kenny G. -- [[Jonathan Hoefler]]

The Legendary Typophile Pangrams thread (circa 2002-2004)
Political Pangrams
Beyond Pangrams
Pack My Box with Five Dozen Liquor Jugs

External Links
More Pangrams
Mark Simonson's Pangram Helper
Craig Eliason's Daily Pangram