What does this writing on Poe Dameron's helmet say?
It spells "Roæhal" which may be a signature of Senior Prop Modeller Roy Halfpenny. Thanks to Valorum for pointing this out.
I haven't been able to find any clean images of the actual prop from the movies that show the lettering in full, but the official Disney/Hasbro replica shows this:
I found an unboxing video that has a better view of the text:
According to the Aurebesh alphabet:
It spells "Roæhal."
One Reddit user (probably misguidedly) hypothesized that the text is meant to be "RO & HAL," which would presumably be the initials of a concept artist and a significant other. A quick search of TFA's cast didn't turn up anyone who fit that bill. Apr 21, 2019 at 2:06
14Roy Halfpenny- senior prop modeller; imdb.com/title/tt2488496/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm– ValorumApr 21, 2019 at 7:24
@Valorum Not that I'm saying you're wrong, but why use Enth instead of Yirt?– DavidWApr 21, 2019 at 11:57
@DavidW - To make it look more "space-y", probably. I'm planning to make this into a separate answer, but I'd honestly prefer if you added this info into your own.– ValorumApr 21, 2019 at 12:49
@Valorum Thanks for finding this; I've updated the answer.– DavidWApr 21, 2019 at 12:56