Aurebesh Translator: Everything You Need to Know

An Aurebesh translator is either a mobile app, software program or a simple chart enabling Star Wars fans to decode or translate the Aurebesh writing system into English. Aurebesh is a writing system within the Star Wars Galaxy developed to transcribe Galactic Basic Standard, a widely used language throughout the galaxy. (In the real world, “Basic” is simply the English language).

Aurebesh consists of 34 letters and 14 punctuation marks. The system also includes ten numerical digits. Since most Aurebesh numbers closely resemble the appearance of standard Arabic numerals (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Aurebesh numbers may not require translation.

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Aurebesh Usage in Star Wars

Aurebesh is widely used throughout the galaxy on cockpit displays, signage, monitors, etc. The The phrase “Trust in the Force” is engraved in Aurebesh on the Jyn Erso kyber crystal necklace. Additionally, some clone troopers customized their armor with Aurebesh phrases.

Types of Aurebesh Translators

There are two main types of Aurebesh translators: software programs and simple charts.

Aurebesh Translator Software and Mobile Apps

Several websites and apps enable translation. Here are some options:
Websites English to Aurebesh English to Aurebesh; Aurebesh to English English to Aurebesh
Mobile Apps multiple Android app options multiple iPhone app options
Play Disney Parks Mobile App “Star Wars: Datapad” section features a manual Aurebesh to English translation tool; image capture features works inside Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge park.

Aurebesh Translator Cards for Quick Reference

Some enterprising Star Wars fans have created various styles of custom Aurebesh pocket translator cards. The convenient cards provide fans and Disney park goers with a quick reference guide for manually decoding Aurebesh.

Translator cards provide an elegant, low tech alternative to relying on software or a smartphone translator app. Here are some options:

AFAYPropsandReplicas (Etsy) Singapore metal translator tag with short cord and mini-carabiner
Geek4GeeksWorkshop (Etsy) United States acrylic pocket translator card
KatrinsCuriosities (Etsy) United States acrylic pocket translator card
LordEugene (Etsy) United States brass, wood or stainless steel translator card: wearable leather/steel wrist cuff translator
PewPewLasercraft (Etsy) United States laser engraved wood translator card

Aurebesh Translator Charts (Printable)

A quick Google or search engine search for “Aurebesh chart” will yield a variety of quick reference charts of the Aurebesh writing system. Choose to view the charts online to translate or print out the chart outright.

Aurebesh at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, the ‘Star Wars Land’ theme park inside Disneyland and Walt Disney World, uses Aurebesh throughout the park in small and large ways. Find Aurebesh on walls, menus, canisters, and even on the bulbous, ‘Thermal Detonator’ style Coca Cola bottle. Although decoding the Aurebesh is not always necessary, understanding the writing is fun, engaging and will give you more detailed and immersive experience at the park.

Free Aurebesh Translator in the Play Disney Parks App

The Play Disney Parks Mobile App features a particularly useful section called “Star Wars: Datapad”. The “Tools” section of “Star Wars: Datapad” enables you to translate Aurebesh and other languages around the park. The app accepts Visual Input (i.e. image capture of a sign/writing) and Manual Input (i.e. manual typing in of individual Aurebesh letters). You can use the manual translation feature even when you are outside of the park.

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