- "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
Writing was a medium of sentient communication, a method of representing language in visual form. A writing system was a set of visible signs used to represent units of a given language in a systematic way. Notable examples included the Aurebesh, High Galactic, Outer Rim Basic, and Umbaran alphabet.
In ancient times, writing was done by applying pigmented substance to a surface with a utensil held in the hand. Over time, technological evolution made it possible to produce virtual written characters without having to make complex physical motions with the hand. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan still wrote some of her letters by hand when she deemed they required a personal touch. Some people, including Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and Rey, kept a personal handwritten journal. Emperor Palpatine himself was known to occasionally send handwritten letters. At the height of the New Republic, however, almost nobody wrote by hand any longer.
The art of fancy handwriting was called "calligraphy." Ben Solo practiced it when he was still studying under his uncle Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi. In his sleeping quarters at Skywalker's temple, Solo kept a calligraphy set that included several pens, parchments, and an inkwell.
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bloodline
- ↑ Heir to the Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ In Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, R2-D2's droidspeak was automatically translated in written form on a view screen in Luke Skywalker's X-wing fighter.
- ↑ Shattered Empire, Part II
- ↑ Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger
- ↑ Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- ↑ Rey's Survival Guide
- ↑ Aftermath: Empire's End
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
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