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Māori Macrons

There are a few ways that you can enter Māori Macrons into your Word document - Ā ā Ē ē Ī ī Ō ō Ū ū

Māori Keyboard and Language for Windows

In Windows 7, 8 and 10, most university computers should now include the Māori language update. In order to use Māori Macrons in windows you can do the following:

  1. Click the Language Bar in the bottom right of the screen near the clock:

  2. Select English (New Zealand) - Māori keyboard


  3. The language for your keyboard will now be set to the New Zealand English and Māori dictionary.
    When placing macron's in the system you can use the ` followed by a letter to place the macron ā
    (i.e `a  will give you ā )

Staff

Māori Keyboard

As an additional option available to staff, we have a separate installer for the Māori Keyboard if the language option on the computer either has a problem or the Māori language isn't installed for some reason.

  • Install the exe file found at \\filer-usg.its.waikato.ac.nz\usg-share\program\māorikeyboard. Read the "readme.txt" first.

Māori Language and Keyboard for Mac

To set up your Mac so that you can type macrons:

  • Click on the Apple logo in the top left and choose System Preferences
  • Click Language & Region
  • Click Keyboard Preferences
  • Click the + icon and find Māori in the list.
  • Click Add
  • Optionally, tick Show input menu in menu bar

To type a macronised vowel on a Mac, you simply hold down Alt / Option and then the vowel. You can also do this in conjunction with the Shift key to type an uppercase vowel.

Recommended keys (quick tips)

Ā

Alt+Shift+a Already mapped to "ShowAllHeadings"

ā

Alt+A

Ē

Alt+Shift+e

ē

Alt+e

Ī

Alt+Shift+i

ī

Alt+i

Ō

Alt+Shift+o Already mapped to "MarkTableOfContentsEntry"

ō

Alt+o

Ū

Alt+Shift+u Already mapped to "UpdateFeilds"

ū

Alt+u

Unicode

Enter the code then press Alt+X

0101

ā

0100

Ā

0113

ē

0112

Ē

012b

ī

012a

Ī

014d

ō

014c

Ō

016b

ū

016a

Ū


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