Brush Up On Your Aurebesh with Google Translate

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(Photo: Google Translate)

After allowing you to choose your side, Light or Dark, and get an overlay on all your Google products (driving to the in-laws with Rey's Speeder as your icon is just cool), now Google has gone next-level Star Wars nerd. The Google Translate webapp now includes Aurebesh, the written language of the Star Wars universe.

As a language, it's fairly simple, as it's mostly a one-to-one letter-to-letter swap for the alphabet we know and use. There are actually additional characters that have occasionally been included in Aurebesh that the Google Translate app doesn't use (for things like SH and TH and CH), but we'll forgive them their transgression... this time.

The Star Wars overlay on their apps is for a limited time, made specifically for the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If the Aurebesh translator goes away too, this tool created by intrepid SWTOR fans does the job, too.

Now we just need a proper Aurebesh font.