Ah, it is “limitations in displaying the Hawaiian diacritical markings accurately on various computer operating systems,” 2018.

Due to limitations in displaying the Hawaiian diacritical markings accurately on various computer operating systems and to ensure integrity of the information, the okina and kahako used in Hawaiian words have been excluded from all copy that appears on this website.

However, in all printed materials, HVCB recognizes the proper spelling of Hawaiian words and names including the use of the okina (‘) and the kahako (line over the vowel).

Please click here to download a detailed explanation (in PDF format) on the use of the Hawaiian language, its alphabet, and proper usage.

[It is interesting that this is still a thing in 2018. Also, I looked, but could not find a downloadable pdf of an explanation on the use of the Hawaiian language.]

(http://media.gohawaii.com/statewide/hawaii-information/hawaiian-language/)

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2 thoughts on “Ah, it is “limitations in displaying the Hawaiian diacritical markings accurately on various computer operating systems,” 2018.

  1. It is a mixed bag of explaining Hawaiian language to travel writers and those trying to fill in paperwork for grants. Most of the material is at least a decade old and the font packages are probably 20 years old and out of date. In 2018, you can purchase a limited number fonts that have a wide range of symbols for web use. Through the symbols you can insert the perfect diacritical marks for many languages. Trouble is there is a lot of extra work in typesetting them in.

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