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A writing system was in common use throughout the Old Republic and continued to be used during the reign of the Galactic Empire.

Known use[]

This script was commonly used to display information on small, portable devices. This script displayed targeting information on Zam Wesell's electro-goggles[1][2] and sniper rifle optics.[3]

It also displayed information on the display screens of the Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor belonging to the prominent Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.

ARC-170 console displaying information using this writing system

The ARC-170 starfighter that shot down Plo Koon's Delta-7 starfighter was kitted out with this script at the time of Order 66.

Scrolling holofeed on Vos Gesal Street

Information feeds displayed information in this script on Vos Gesal Street and throughout the wider Uscru Entertainment District on Coruscant.

During the Clone Wars, the data readouts in Palpatine's private office utilized this script, which Palpatine had been reading when Anakin Skywalker arrived to inform him that General Obi-Wan Kenobi was about to fight General Grievous.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Star Wars '76 (which lacks an in-universe name) is an in-universe writing system further developed by Philip Metschan, based upon an earlier Joe Johnston typeface developed for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and later used in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The typeface can also be seen throughout Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[1][2]

Fans will have difficulty transliterating this font, as Metschan only canonized the letters A through U.[2][1]

Star Wars '76 printed on the brow of a TIE pilot's helmet

The typeface can be seen on TIE pilot helmets in A New Hope and the Imperial speeder bikes in various behind-the-scenes images from Return of the Jedi.

Luke Skywalker's X-wing cockpit screen displays this script when translating R2-D2's warbles during Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

The script is also visible on Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter cockpit display screens and Zam Wesell's KiSteer 1284 projectile rifle scope display in Attack of the Clones.[1][2]


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