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.]