Some electronic translators were used to translate writings from different languages and read them aloud in Galactic Basic Standard. Other such devices could translate speech in another language to Basic and vice versa, like the Ithorian translators or the vocalizer masks worn by Anomids.
More advanced electronic translators were already in use in the galaxy around 3997 BBY—that year, the Jedi Exar Kun used one to translate a pair of Sith scrolls and therefore uncover the identity of the Sith homeworld of Korriban.
- Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 2: The Quest for the Sith (First appearance)
- A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale