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Māori Pōtae (Macrons)

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There are a few ways that you can enter Māori pōtae (macrons) into your documents, but at the University most Windows and Mac computers should now include the Māori language update.

Māori Keyboard and Language for Windows

In order to use Māori pōtae (macrons) on your Windows computer, set the language first:

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

  2. Select Māori - Māori keyboard


  3. The language for your keyboard will now be set to the New Zealand English and Māori dictionary.

Māori Keyboard and Language for Mac

In order to use Māori pōtae (macrons) on your Mac computer, set the language first:

  • 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

Inserting Māori pōtae (macrons) in your text

Use the ` key (the key with ~ on it, below the Esc key)
Then the vowel (hold down shift for capitalisation)

For example:
` then e = ē   
` then shift + e = Ē
Keyboard strokes for Macrons

Missing Māori Keyboard and Language

If the language option on the computer either has a problem or the Māori language isn't installed for some reason, contact the Service Desk for assistance.

See also

Other configurations can be found at Kupu > About > Māori Keyboard Setups


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