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An alphabetic script was used in the galaxy as early as 32 BBY.


The script was made of softly angled lines and unconnected dots. The letters shared some visual similarities with the common Aurebesh writing system. For instance, the equivalent symbol for the Aurebesh letter Aurek was almost identical in this script, except it was mirrored horizontally.[1] For reasons unknown, the letter M was made up of two shapes and looked like a combination of the Aurebesh letters M and I.[1][2]


Zam at Trade Federation office tower

Zam Wesell takes aim from the upper balcony of the Trade Federation office tower, in front of several advertising screens displaying this and other scripts.

In 32 BBY,[4] during the Battle of Naboo, Anakin Skywalker hid inside of an N-1 starfighter, but accidentally launched it from the hangar on autopilot. His astromech droid copilot, R2-D2, demanded that he return the ship to the hangar; the droid's words appeared simultaneously on the ship's computer display, written in this script.[1]

By 22 BBY,[4] several advertising screens on the upper balcony of a Trade Federation office tower[5] on Coruscant made use of this script.[3]

In 19 BBY,[4] General Grievous evaded capture at the Battle of Coruscant aboard one of the Providence-class Dreadnought Invisible Hand's escape pods. The interior of the escape pod was marked with the letters "JKL" and "YZ" in this script.[2]


The interior lenses of Darth Vader's helmet display text in the same script as the Naboo starfighter he flew over a decade prior.

After sustaining serious injuries in a duel on Mustafar in 19 BBY, Darth Vader was taken to Coruscant, where he was treated with reconstructive surgery[6] and given cybernetic life support armor.[7] As his helmet was lowered onto his head, text appeared on the interior lenses of the mask. The text, written in this script, consisted of the word "NAMESTE" (repeated 5 times), the word "WAR" (repeated 3 times), and several long strings of letters in alphabetical order.[2]

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Despite Grievous' escape pod from Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith being recreated for the introduction of the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the writing on the interior of the pod is absent from the show.[8]

For reasons unknown, the letter M in this script is made up of two shapes and looks like a combination of the Aurebesh letters M and I. This can be seen in R2-D2's message to Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (making the word "home" look like "homie"),[1] and on the lenses on Vader's mask in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (making the word "NAMESTE" look like "NAMIESTE"; the unique character can also be seen in the strings of letters in alphabetical order).[2]


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