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Not sure how to do it myself, but the article title needs to be changed to Aurebesh, not Aurabesh.

Aruabesh is Galactic Basic? Edit

Aruabesh (Or Aurebesh) is Galactic Basic? If that is so, then the sounds underneath the letters in the article are how you pronounce them.

Someone may have to chance the lines in the movies to reflect that...

  • Yes, and AFAIK the movies have changed in the DVD edition so that the texts that appear are meaningful MoffRebus 21:59, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure Basic is the spoken language, and Aurebesh is the name for the alphabet. Totema1 22:53, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

What're the numbers?Edit

Is there any source for how numerals are written? I don't have my sourcebooks handy at the moment... --Trip

Not sure. I think the fonts have numerical characters MoffRebus 07:43, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
I remember seeing an aurebesh numeral chart on wikipedia. I'll get it for you.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 14:03, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
File:Aurek-besh alphabet.png
Here it is.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 14:06, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Wait, better idea. Check the Battle Droid page in in the phantom menace visual dictionary. I think the numerals are there.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 19:45, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
They also use regular Roman numerals. See File:Zann_screen.JPG. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 19:54, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Numbers also occur on the displays of Anakin's racing pod (in TPM). But they are hardly readable... Domlith 13:08, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Does anyone know the source of the image? It has been deleted on Wikipedia, and I suspect that it was fan made using a fan-made font. —MJBurrage(TC) 17:38, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
This image and the one on the article don't match up. A few quick looks and it's obvious. --Darth shohet 02:05, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Check this, it has the numbers, although the creator hadn`t originaly placed ´em. also check the article.
-Anonimus Fan. October, 19, 2009. Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs). 00:58, 19 November 2011‎ (UTC)

Font and Image not the sameEdit

  • In Mike Webb's TrueType Aurebesh font, some characters don't match.. they are:

. : ; - " ' ( ) $

I may forget some. Lytcha Lauma 04:00, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Aurabesh by screenshotEdit

Could someone determine what is scrolling across Vos Gesal Street in the Uscru Entertainment District just as Zam Wesell crashes into the street? It's obviously Aurebesh but scrolls fast. The image on Vos Gesal shows some of it, however it is small and possibly in reverse. -- Riffsyphon1024 14:12, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Chart Edit

Hey i did trying to print out the chart image but it comes out solid black can someone send me the image Unsigned comment by Predated (talk • contribs).

New Essential Guide Series Aurebesh Edit

The Wikipedia article on Aurebesh mentions that the New Essential Guide Series frequently uses correct Aurebesh. I have have looked at my New Essential Guides and confirmed this. Would someone please add that to the article?

Galactic Campaign Gudie Aurebesh Edit

I recently noticed that Aurebesh appears in some illustration in the Galactic Campaign Guide of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game (published by Wizards of the Coast). For example, in the picture of the Rodian in a cockpit on page 128, two screens display Aurebesh text. I started to translate it and discovered that the first word on the top screen is "personal." I was going to translate the rest but I am not very familiar with Aurebesh and it was a very slow process. Has anyone else noticed the Galactic Campaign Guide's text and has anyone translated it? This Aurebesh appearance should also be noted in the article.

I'm pretty good at reading Aurebesh. I only have the Hero's guide with me at the moment, but the HoloNet image shows things like News: Live from Geonosis and Weather: Clear Skies Everywhere. Sports: All Bets are off. There are some people there, a red protocol droid has "CTPO" under its caption, along with a female named Cali and a male named Liss. That's quite a bit of text, each message is repeated twice in the image, if anyone has it. 03:26, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Wait, I've got it. The screen says:

"Personal log, I flew to Coruscant today and got myself royally beaten up. I was sitting in a sports bar when these two thugs with three eyes made a rude comment about Rodian theatre.

Needless to say, I let them have it!!"

The other one is obscured, so it's harder to read. But that's the translation if you want it. Some parts include an obscured "reduce the swelling" and "what a day", which makes sense since the Rodain in the image has his arm tied with cloth and a shiner on his eye.

"... L LOG, three... [ta?]ken a bruised... [an?]d a laceration... my left arm.

...friend told me...o put a kaadu...[st?]eak on my face... [r?]educe the swelling.

What a d[ay?]." 20:16, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Text removal Edit

This edit removed the entire "Appearances" section, which I thought was valuable. The edit summary just says "Repco" which doesn't mean anything to me. Why was this removed? Powers 21:03, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

  • I've put the section back in, although it needs to be cleaned up. I believe "Repco" was probably a failed edit meant to include an appearance in Republic Commando - \\Captain Kwenn// Ahoy! 21:05, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Revert to the Old Imege Edit

Image created by en:User:Arsonal that is Wikipedias discription of this Imege i think we should use the offocail West End Games diogram insted. i'm unsure if this one can be fully trusted - CorellianJedi

In X-wing cockpit? Edit

I currently don't have my copies of the movies with me, but can anyone who does please check Luke's X-wing before going to Dagobah, either in ESB or RotJ? I'm sure that Aurebesh scrolls across the screen while R2 was talking to him. It'd be pretty small, though. 23:14, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I believe it does. That's how Luke deciphered what R2 said. And, it's in RotJ. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 23:34, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
    • I believe that such a scene does appear in ESB when Luke is going to Dagobah (an image of the scene can be seen in the here, video here), but I can't be sure if this is Aurebesh or the Latin alphabet. It seems that it could be some composite of both. –– Loracian7 04:32, May 11, 2012 (UTC)
  • "That's right Artoo. Dagobah system." -- Riffsyphon1024 04:46, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Appearences Edit

Does it list all the things it appeared in or just some?

  • It's obvious it appears in many more sources than listed, but the list of appearances is probably where it is mentioned or shown directly. It can get overwhelming though. -- Riffsyphon1024 17:25, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Should its appearence in the RotS game be mentioned? Aurebesh can be seen in the games unlocked content features where it decodes into basic. Darth Scath 01:28, 16 June 2007 (UTC)Darth Scath

Also, I think the statement "Aurebesh was introduced five years [after the Star Wars Holiday Special] in Return of the Jedi." Wasn't Aurebesh introduced in The Empire Strikes Back, when R2D2 is talking to Luke on their way to Dagobah, and the X-Wing dashboard display is translating his words?RobPetrone 18:17, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I think you have a point. In the Behind the Scenes section, the article states, "In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back R2-D2's responses on the X-wing datascreen was changed from Roman characters to Aurebesh for the DVD release," but I don't think there is any evidence of this. I believe Aurebesh was in the original 1980s theatrical version of ESB. Can anyone verify this? –– Loracian7 03:45, May 11, 2012 (UTC)
  • My 2006 DVD of the theatrical version is too blurry to make out what's on the screen. —MJ— Comlink Friday, May 11, 2012, 03:59 UTC

Perhaps a reorginization? Edit

Reading through the Aurebesh article, I've noticed that the "Appearances" section is a jumble of different examples without really any coherent list. Now, I think the examples shown there are excellent; however, should we move that list to an "Example" subcategory, and make a separate "Appearances" list that matches most (if not all) of our other articles? Jorrel Wiki-shrinkable Fraajic 14:55, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Absolutely. Probably with some thinning of the the new Example subsection. jSarek 19:08, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Seriously, the list from the "Behind the Scenes" sections needs to be placed at the end. Or, perhaps that content should be made into a separate page which provides a list of Aurebesh appearances and translations. This is a such a large section, that it overwhelms the entire article. 19:44, May 12, 2013 (UTC)

Really using itEdit

  • It sounds kind of like a gimmick, but it wouldn’t be cool if we could have Aurebesh as a language that could be used on Wookieepedia, if it was possible. I mean it’s kinda a language and it is Star Wars, just an idea I thought I'd share.Darth Nezzera (Talk) 11:44, 25 September 2007(UTC)
    • Two problems. 1) Not everyone understands Aurebesh as well as some. 2) How would Aurebesh be typed? -- Riffsyphon1024 16:34, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
      • Well there is a font that is close to being write all that would have to be fixed is the capitals on one stay the same as normal font and the other just makes it bigger, when it should be reversed that's the only problem. The second problem of some people so not understand it, in my opinion is not a problem because I mean not everyone knows Spanish, Dutch, French, or Portugese or even english but we still have them.Here is the site I got it from hereDarth Nezzera (Talk) 19:28, 25 September 2007(UTC)
        • So what do you think of my idea about adding Aurebesh as a language on wookieepedia? Darth Nezzera (Talk) 18:43, 03 October 2007(UTC)
          • Er, I still don't know what you mean pal. Aurebesh is not a language. 07:25, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
            • It is a written language so it's still possible it translates to english but it's just a cool gimmick I thought of. Also don't for get to completely sign your comment. Let me now what you think. Darth Nezzera(In umbris potestas est)Sith Emblem 12:57, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
              • That is not the issue. It's not worth using it as a way to communicate on here for the reasons I stated before. In others words, no. And it's a form of writing, not a language as the other user said. Galactic Basic Standard is the language which is essentially the same as English. -- Riffsyphon1024 18:36, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
                • What if it was optional to turn it on. Anyway even if you know Aurebesh you still have to read it. Person741963 (talk) 17:50, January 21, 2019 (UTC)

i think you should list it maybe as a language and then after a couple days let people rate it or give feedback on weather you should keep it because i for one is fluent in aurebesh and would love for that language to be added 23:08, January 21, 2010 (UTC)

  • It's not a language. It's a font. It's the same as putting a "Wingdings" option. JaggedFel621 Imperial Emblem (Comlink) 01:38, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

well yes i understand it but it would just be for fun. and what is wingding 21:31, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

  • does everything have to have a purpose? so can you please just try it. i mean more people might me able to read aurebesh than other languages Jedi master joseph skywalker 21:43, January 22, 2010 (UTC)
  • well than why not use huttese or another language with it. and in a sense you should use galactic with it because it is a little different from the real thing 21:33, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
  • it can't kill you to try if it is necisary maybe i could be given permission to do it

    its really cool and it would be fun . 16:08, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • I agree. It would be cool to see the star wars wiki to be written in aurebesh, even if it takes a while to read for some.DeathWatchSukz 15:59, July 20, 2010 (UTC)DeathWatchSukz

Episode I AurebeshEdit

The aurebesh that appears in Episode I surely is close to, but not absolutely similar to teh classic one from WEG. Most characters only differ mildly in form, but the letters k, m, w and y are all new. It's a pity I can't font it...

Here is a rough microsoft paint table I made of this variant of the aurabesh: It's based on the newAurebesh font, the changes being provided by the screenshots from the naboo starfighter

LelalMekha 17:05, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

When I saw the film in 1999, I noticed the use of Aurebesh -- so I found the TrueType font and translated the cockpit image. (I submitted it to some Star Wars fan web sites at the time; as far as I could tell, I was the first to notice this and translate it?) I found the old image I made and put it up on deviantART at: -- feel free to include it in this Wookieepedia article if it is useful (I'm not able to upload images here for some reason.) -- Mecandes 18:32, February 12, 2012 (UTC)

Origins discussions Edit

Phonetic alphabet Edit

I've been reading Labyrinth of Evil, and I've noticed that Clone troopers seem to have their own version of the NATO phonetic alphabet. So far I've identified four letters:

  • B:Bacta
  • G:Grek
  • I:Ion
  • J:Jenth

If anyone can expand on this, please let me know. We could be on our way to a new article.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 12:13, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Just a closing note on this subject, although it would appear to make sense that way, we can not identify an Aurebesh/Basic alphacode as phonetically-based in the article unless verified by a reliable source. —GethralkinHyperwave 01:59, July 19, 2013 (UTC)

Roman Characters and Aurebesh Edit

In the Republic Commando books,Roman characters are often used instead of Aurebesh. For example, on page 287 of Republic Commando: True Colors Besany Wennen spells out "Dhannut Logistics". Also, every thing in the GAR seems to use Roman alphabet acronyms. Ex.: ARCs, RCs, DCs, LAAT/i, ect. (GAR itself is an acronym for "Grand Army of the Republic"). Does this mean that both alphabets are used in the EU? Should these occurences be mentioned? --Splinter Smile 07:07, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

  • See Alternate Basic alphabet. NighthawkLeader 07:18, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
    • Ech, it seems sloppy of them to make the Aurabesh at all, with droids and ships in the movies named after Roman and Greek letters already. I can't tell from the article at what point this alphabet was introduced, but I first saw it in a Star Wars RPG source book and haven't seen another reference since. Was it originally in any movies? I haven't encountered any references in the books I've read, I actually thought it could even be non-canon! It's handy to use the audiences vernacular. Somebody wasn't thinking things through when they invented the Aurabesh, if you ask me. They should have just glossed over the issue of alphabet and left the audience to rationalize it away. tour86rocker 04:19, December 6, 2010 (UTC)
      • Just to close this discussion, labeling the High Galactic alphabet (or what we can read as English) as Roman or otherwise is not canonical unless mentioned by a verified source, since the Romans and Greeks (or, in reference to other aspects of this topic, Hebrews and Phoenicians) are not in-Universe civilizations. As for the Aurebesh's appearance in film, a reading of this article will reveal how it was developed and incorporated in film. —GethralkinHyperwave 01:55, July 19, 2013 (UTC)

hebrew based not phoenician Edit

It is not based on phoenician alphabet It much closer to hebrew look at the resh kaph and bet and shin Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs). 15:35, 14 November, 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't matter unless verified by reliable canonical source Edit

  • Unless such "origins of derivation" are verified by a canonical source, all of the above discussion in this section are speculative and non-productive. An author or reliable source (i.e. Leland Chee) would need to verify such claims to be validated for inclusion in the article. —GethralkinHyperwave 01:39, July 19, 2013 (UTC)


Does any one know what all the ?.',:-! and capital letters symbols are?

  • Yes I can't show them but if you type them in here it'll tell you. [1] Also sign a post with four tides. Person741963 (talk) 17:57, January 21, 2019 (UTC)

Cleanup Edit

First off, I'd like to commend Nightlily for all her hard work here. It's fantastic.

However, this article is sorely in need of some major cleanup; it does not adhere to any of our current policies or the Layout Guide. As it currently stands, the entire BTS is trivia. Note that I'm not saying that it should all be deleted; quite the contrary. What needs to happen is that the content of the Behind the scenes, which is currently sorted by product, needs to be sorted chronologically, and it needs to be rewritten from an in-universe perspective. Another user has put it quite nicely—basically, the article needs to have a history section that catalogs all of the appearances of Aurebesh in Star Wars, just as the article currently does from an OOU perspective. To start with, I think the long table on the side of the page could be made wider and shorter, with the images smaller, and that could be in its own section. Really, the BTS should only consist of the Evolution section, while the rest should be either excised or converted. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 21:50, July 18, 2013 (UTC)

  • I'd like to echo Cade's sentiment on Nightlily's extraordinary diligence in keeping that list in such impeccable shape. That said, I've been meaning to suggest splitting the page for a while, moving the giant list to its own page or a subpage. I just don't see the list of all appearances being directly useful in providing an understanding of Aurebesh, and I think it's hard to justify including every piece of writing ever seen in a given script as a part of a regular encyclopedia article, though I'd be loathe to lose this rich resource outright. Giving it it's own page would also let us keep it OOU, which is helpful when dealing with the many easter egg entries that probably aren't meant to be read as canon. jSarek (talk) 01:44, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
  • As requested, I've split the article in two:
--Nightlily (talk) 18:40, October 14, 2013 (UTC)
    • Excellent! I definitely think that helps with the readability of the article. jSarek (talk) 19:29, October 14, 2013 (UTC)
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