learn aurebesh

Welcome! Here you will learn to read and write in Aurebesh, the Star Wars 'alphabet'. Use the menu button on the right to get started.
If you want to learn more about the Aurebesh, how to use this website, and how to install Aurebesh on your own computer, keep reading. Otherwise, jump right in by selecting 'Read Aurebesh' or 'Write Aurebesh' from the menu.



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What is Aurebesh?

Aurebesh is the Galactic version of the alphabet. Like the alphabet (Alpha + Beta, Greek), the name Aurebesh (Aurek + Besh) is a combination of its first two letters.
Aurebesh was a writing system used to transcribe Galactic Basic, one of the most used languages in the galaxy.
-Wookieepedia
Galactic Basic is the in-universe name for what we call the English language.

Why learn Aurebesh?

Aurebesh is used throughout the movies and can be seen on displays, holographic advertisements, uniforms and helmets and more- and is present in a lot of Expanded Universe material. Being able to read Aurebesh allows you to immerse yourself even more in the galaxy far, far away. It's not hard to learn, because it's basically the Latin alphabet with different characters- save for a few additions.

How does the Aurebesh work?

It's very simple, for the most part. Let's have a look:

Learn Aurebesh

As you can see, the Aurebesh has every letter we do, but with a different name and symbol.
The only real difference is that the Aurebesh has a couple of digraphs (a combination of two letters representing one sound). For example, c + h ( C + H ) becomes the Cherek ( ch ).
Although in canon material, these digraphs are not always used and sometimes the two seperate letters are used rather than the digraph. Whether this is incontinuity is unknown; it's also possible that in the Aurebesh, digraphs are 'optional' and one could choose to write the letters seperately instead.
In any case, the font that is used on this website automatically turns an 'h' after a 'c' into a 'cherek'. Try typing 'c h' and then 'ch':
This also works for ae, eo, kh, ng, oo, sh, th.

The Aurebesh numbers are almost the same as ours: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Then some -but not all- symbols that we know also have an Aurebesh counterpart as shown above.
The Aurebesh does not necessarily have capital letters- although some fonts will flip a letter horizontally to indicate a capital letter, there is usually no difference between capital and regular letters.

How this site works

To start learning, go to the Menu and choose Read. This is an Aurebesh trainer where you translate words from Aurebesh to English. If you want to start by learning one symbol at a time, choose 'First steps' from the categories bar on top. Simply type what you think is the correct translation and when you press Enter, it will tell you whether you were correct.
Important: Do not use capital letters, it will think you are wrong!
Press one of the other categories to start translating words. The categories are roughly ordered from easiest to hardest, with 'General' containing some basic Star Wars terminology and names whereas other categories also contain special characters and longer words.

Another way to learn Aurebesh is by typing in Aurebesh! Go to 'Write' from the Menu. Here you have the same words, but this time you have to translate them to Aurebesh. After each word, the letters on the keyboard are shuffled so you will remember the actual letters rather than their location on the keyboard.

Good luck, and may the force be with you! If you have any questions or suggestions, you can reach me at info@aurebesh.org

Install Aurebesh as your PC's system font

Another way to learn the Aurebesh is by using it as your system font. Installation is simple: download Aurebesh.otf, Aurebesh.reg and Reset.reg.
First, open Aurebesh.otf and install it.
Then, make sure that you place 'Reset.reg' in a place where you'll be able to find it back.
Now double-click 'Aurebesh.reg' and select Yes. Restart your computer, and Aurebesh should now be your system font.
To change it back to normal, simply double-click 'Reset.reg', select Yes, and restart your computer.



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