Kuapo ʻŌlelo
Hawaiian Hawaii & English


Nā Nīnau Kinona & Papa Pihi Hawai‘i ma UHH

Hawaiian Fonts and Keyboards at UHH

Mai ka ho‘omaka ‘ana o ke kau hā‘ulelau, makahiki 2006, ua ho‘omākaukau ‘ia nā kamepiula PC a pau ma nā lumi kamepiula o ke kahua kulanui o Hawai‘i ma Hilo i hiki ke kikokiko ‘ia ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i me ka ma‘alahi ma ka polokalamu Microsoft Word. Pehea e hana ai:

Beginning in the Fall semester of 2006, all of the PC computers in the computer labs of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo have been prepared so that it is easy to type the Hawaiian language in Microsoft Word. This is how it is done:

‘O ka hana mua, e koho i kekahi o nā kinona hua ma‘amau ma ka papa koho, e like ho‘i me ka Times New Roman, Palatino or Helvetica. No ke kikokiko ‘ana i ka woela na‘ina‘i me ke kahakō, e kaomi a pa‘a i ke pihi koho, a laila, e kikokiko i ke pihi o ka woela āu e makemake ai. Inā pololei kāu hana, e ‘ike ‘ia ana ka woela na‘ina‘i me ke kahakō. No ke kikokiko ‘ana i ka woela ma‘aka, e kaomi a pa‘a i ke pihi koho a me ke pihi ma‘aka i ka manawa ho‘okahi, a laila, e kikokiko i ke pihi o ka woela āu e makemake ai. No ke kikokoko ‘ana i ka ‘okina (‘a‘ole ke koma luna), e kaomi a pa‘a i ke pihi koho, a laila, e kikokiko i ke pihi koma luna.

First, select one of the regular fonts from the font menu such as Times New Roman, Palatino or Helvetica. To type a lower-case vowel with the kahakō (macron) above it, press and hold the 'Alt' key and then type the key of the vowel you want. If you did this correctly, you will see the lower case vowel with the kahakō over it. To type a upper-case vowel with the kahakō (macron) above it, press and hold the 'Alt' and 'Shift' keys simultaneously and then type the key of the vowel you want. To type the ‘okina (glottal stop), press and hold the 'Alt' key and then type type the apostrophe key.

‘A‘ole i loa‘a ka ‘okina a me ke kahakō ma nā kinona hua a pau ma ka ‘ōnaehana Windows, no laila, inā ‘oe makemake e ho‘ohana i nā kinona hua ‘ē a‘e, pono e ho‘okolohua me ia mau nā kinona hua.

The ‘okina and kahakō are not found in all fonts that come with the Windows operating system, therefore, if you want to use other fonts, you will need to experiment with those fonts.