At the time of the Cold War, many inscriptions and advertisements in Atrisian script could be spotted, notably on Nar Shaddaa. This means this script was already in wide galactic use as of 3653 BBY. Millennia later, by the time of the Galactic Civil War, it was most commonly used for confidential information.
Behind the scenes
It seems the (then unnamed) Atrisian script was first used in old LucasArts games before Stephen Crane had fully developed Aurebesh. It appears to be the same as the writing on the display in the Emperor's throne room aboard the Death Star II (seen in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi).
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: X-Wing (Retcon)
- Star Wars: Dark Forces (Retcon)
- Star Wars: TIE Fighter (Retcon)
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (First appearance) (Retcon)
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
- Star Wars Screen Entertainment (Retcon)
- "From the Files of Corellia Antilles"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 14 (First identified as Atrisian script)