A comment on this SE question stated:

Klingon is a real Earth language, but it's only heard in the second movie and never shown printed.

I couldn't find any references to that.

Was Klingon used in any of the Star Wars movies?

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    Is that second as in empire, or second as in clones? Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 10:59
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    Klingon is not a real Earth Language it's a Fictional Language used in Star Trek. And as far as I know the makers of Star Trek were not involved in the making of Star Wars so I see no reason as to why there was Klingon in Star Wars. However due to the amount of people who worked on star wars there might be some cross over words. Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 12:56
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    @TeamGB - I was merely quoting the comment, and whether Klingon is classified as "real Earth Langiage" or not has absolutely zero bearing on the meat of the question (which was whether Klingon was used in Star Wars movies). If JohnO's phrase rubs you wrong so much, feel free to edit it out of the question. Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 14:28
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    @TeamGB At what point would you consider Klingon to be non-fictional, as it is presently a spoken and written language?
    – Xantec
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 19:47
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    @Xantec It is fictional just like the many Elvish dialects of Tolkien. Just because you can maintain a (somewhat limited) conversation in language X doesn't mean language X is a language of real-life Earth. "Fictional" here doesn't mean "not a language"; it means "a language from fiction".
    – Andres F.
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 23:41

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John O confessed in chat that is comment was a joke.

I put in a flippant comment yesterday that inspired DVK to ask if klingon was spoken in the Star Wars movies.
I wouldn't have posted it if I thought anyone could take it serious.

So, no, Klingon was not used in any Star Wars movies.

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    Heh. After E.T., I'm very willing to expect stuff like that to be For Realz :) Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 20:45
  • ...and Klingon isn't a "real life" language either :)
    – Andres F.
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 23:42

Yes there was. In Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. Anakin looks over to a red view screen when the senator arrives. The text symbols on the screen is Klingon. As an avid Trek fan, I couldn't miss it. It's about 1:40 minutes into the movie when he is on the volcanic planet.

Screen capture:

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Upper part of the screen:

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    Do you have a screencap that shows this?
    – March Ho
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 11:55
  • I took the liberty to add screen captures from the described scene to the answer (need peer review though). It definitley looks klingon-ish ... Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 15:42
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    Comparing the characters with examples from Memory Alpha I'd say it may be inspired by Klingon written language, but it's not the same. Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 15:50
  • I saw this way back when, but sort of assumed it was probably Sumerian or Babylonian rather than Klingon. Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 15:49
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    All indications point to this not being Klingon text
    – Valorum
    Commented May 13, 2019 at 13:03

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