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The (Completely Unofficial) Star Wars Style Guide
Reported by Mark on 05 Dec 2012 22:10

Check out this very handy and (mostly) accurate list from Dunc over at the always awesome Club Jade that will be essential, especial for the sanity of Star Wars fans who have to put up with attrocious spelling errors in the general print and online media.

Here are a few examples from the piece:

Exclusive articles in this issue include:

  • The Force is capitalized. (And it’s the Force, but the the isn’t capitalized, generally.) The dark side is not capitalized. At least for the moment.
  • Anakin only has one i.
  • There are two e’s in Wookiee.
  • There are no u’s in Padawan.
  • It’s Han Solo, not Hans.
  • Stormtrooper is one word.
  • Death Star is two words. Capitalized.
  • Sorry Brits, but it’s lightsaber, not lightsabre. (We'll come back to this one in a moment)
  • Ahsoka is the character on The Clone Wars. Asoka was an Indian emperor thousands of years ago.
  • It’s a TIE Fighter, not a Tie Fighter. TIE is an acronym (Twin Ion Engines,) as are AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) and AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport.) There will not be a test, so just remember the capitalization.
  • It’s okay if you have to Google Kashyyyk. I mean, look at that thing. (Note: Pretty much any Star Wars planet can – and probably should – be Googled to make sure it’s correct, and praise Wookieepedia for having such a high ranking.)
  • I won’t ding you for this one (and I don’t even do it myself most of the time,) but do note the accent mark in Padmé.

As the guy who ran for over a decade I have to contest that bold point above. But, as me and Dunc have danced this duet before I'll just leave it to Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Steve Leialoha and issue 3 of the original Marvel Star Wars comic to have the final word.

Source: Club Jade

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