Near the end of Revenge of the Sith Anakin's burned and mutilated body was retrieved by Palpatine and taken to a hospital. Prosthetics were attached to Anakin's stumps and Vader's familiar mask and cowl were put into place for the first time. As the mask descended some text and graphics could be seen on the insides of the eye lenses, suggesting an information display of some kind.

inside view of Vader's mask

The text is indistinct on the standard DVD version of the movie. Now that the Blu-Ray version has been released perhaps the increased resolution has made the text readable. Can anyone read the text and post what it says here? The script might not be in any human language, so an image with a clear view of the script would be an acceptable answer in that case.


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I'll give it a go from my HD copy. Keep in mind that the text does change, so it depends on when the screenshot is taken.

Reading from left to right, top to bottom. I've numbered in lime green the sets.

Left lens:

First set: Nine, capital Z, one, that angle symbol, omega?, capital E, blurred cent symbol.

Second set: One, seven, one, blurred four, square, seven, niner.

Third set: Warped capital M, percent sign, rattle snake, puppy, right foot, one, puppy.

Fourth set: Guitar pic, three, niner.

Fifth set: Three, reversed capital S, blurred thing, spaceship, round blur, round blur, round blur.

Sixth set: Warped capital M, a bunch of blurred stuff, more blur, and more blur.

Left lense

Right lens:

First set: Three, blur, hidden stuff, duck, triangle, capital Z, one, that angle symbol, spaceship, cursive capital L, capital U that's broken, warped capital M.

Second set: Nine, capital H, seven, one, four, zero, seven.

Third set: Capital M, blurred M, one, reversed upside-down one, capital W.

Fourth set: Capital P, three, seven.

Fifth set: Warped capital M, three, zero, capital W, upside-down triangle, triangle, capital W.

Sixth set: Blurred capital P, three, seven.

Seventh set: Warped capital M, percent sign, super long snake, left foot, spaceship, puppy.

Right lense

I could be wrong. Sorry if this isn't much help...

  • So largely garbage.... Could you number the sets in the images so we can follow them?
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 10:48
  • Hoped for something interesting, but thanks for the images anyway.
    – Kyle Jones
    Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 18:08

The text is in Aurabesh script. The alphabet used for Star Wars basic. While I can make out some characters, I can't make out all of them. Here is the entire alphabet:

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    Could you edit what letters you can see on the HUD into your answer?
    – eirikdaude
    Commented Nov 26, 2015 at 13:33
  • So not English, but not necessarily garbage either. Interesting.
    – Kyle Jones
    Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 4:59

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