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Apparently this is Anakin's racing badge. He also used it on a couple of modified Delta 7 starfighters he helped develope. I was always curious as to why there was a pit droid associated with another podracer wearing this logo. I know it looks like an "A" which isn't aurebesh, but of the characters that were used in another form of script that was the same as real world latin-english characters. This was only taught at elite academic institutions, so I doubt a little slave boy would identify with it's meaning.
I just wonder why a competitor's pit droid is wearing it basically. Could it be like an aftermarket performance brand or something? I know I'm looking too far into this, but it's bugging me. Ghostly Menace (talk) 16:15, November 17, 2012 (UTC)
According to The Written Word, the High Galactic alphabet was used by 1/3 of the Basic speakers, which may not seem much at first sight. But it's still a fairly high number if you think how many people in the galaxy could speak in Basic! Although the elites may indeed have been more familiar with it, I does not seem the High Galactic alphabet was reserved for high culture. In The Official Star Wars Fact File8 (TAT5-8, Tatooine - Mos Espa), we see a podracing advertising for the Mos EspaGrand Arena which is entirely written in High Galactic letters ; podracing is a rather lower-class entertainment, and if the average poor Tatooinian couldn't read this script, it probably wouldn't have been used. As far as the pit droid is concerned, I cannot tell. --LelalMekha (talk) 13:57, November 18, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification regarding the High Galactic Alphabet. As for the DUM-4 pit droid with the "A" on it's torso and right side of it's head, I can safely say that this droid, or one exactly like it with the same markings and paint scheme can be seen in the junkyard scene of Watto's shop, albeit very briefly are the markings revealed and not entirely discernible, but discernible enough IMO. It may be a production anomaly, but canonically it suggests Anakin and probably Watto's shop had something to do with that droid and it's assignment to Ody Mandrell. So your description from Anakin's Pit Droid would ring true. Thanks. Ghostly Menace (talk) 05:32, November 19, 2012 (UTC)