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Pages from Ezra Bridger's private journal, handwritten in High Galactic

"I get it now. It's a basic algebra thing. You have to picture it written down in High Galactic instead of listening to it."
Nakari Kelen[src]

High Galactic was a writing system[1] that saw use during the Clone Wars[2] and the Galactic Civil War.[1] It was notably used in certain Basic holofeeds displayed on the planet of Coruscant, then capital of the Galactic Empire.[3] Algebraic formulas could also be written down in High Galactic letters.[1] The bottles containing the Nabooan wine called Domaine de la Maison sur le Lac also featured High Galactic characters on their stickers.[2]

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"Well, actually, they do use the Roman alphabet in the Star Wars universe."
Pablo Hidalgo[src]
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The tractor beam information gauge, as it appears in the original A New Hope (top) and the 2004 DVD version (bottom).

The original version of the 1977 movie Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope contained occurrences of the real-life Roman alphabet. Although those labels were later edited into Aurebesh in the DVD release,[4] the Expanded Universe kept featuring Roman letters in in-universe situations. Eventually, those occurrences were identified as High Galactic alphabet in The Written Word, a StarWars.com Hyperspace article written by John Hazlett.[5] However, the Expanded Universe has since been rebranded Star Wars Legends, and is therefore not considered official canon anymore.[6]

Nevertheless, Roman writings still appeared in "The Gungan General"[7] and "Senate Murders," two episodes of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars canon television series.[2] Eventually, the novel Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne recanonized the name High Galactic.[1]

In the 2015 short comic Star Wars Annual 1 by Marvel Comics, a number of holofeed writings were mistakenly written in a Roman typeface that only mimicked real Aurebesh. When asked about it by a fan, Jordan D. White, editor for Marvel Comics, admitted there had been a mistake. However, he also endorsed the in-universe identification of those writings as High Galactic.[8]

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