Kuapo ʻŌlelo
Hawaiian Hawaii & English

Unicode Ma Ka Pūnaewele Puni Honua

Unicode on the Web

Ua ho‘omaka ka Hale Kuamoʻo i ka hoʻohana ʻana i ka ʻenehana Unicode ma ke Kualono ma ka makahiki 1998, eia naʻe, ʻaʻole i kākoʻo piha ʻia ia ʻenehana ma nā polokalamu kele pūnaewele i ia wā. I kēia manawa, ‘o ia wale nō ka ‘enehana a mākou e hoʻohana nei no ka hōʻike pono ʻana i ka ʻōlelo Hawai‘i ma ka pūnaewele puni honua a me ka hapanui o nā polokalamu kamepiula.

Hale Kuamo‘o began experimenting with Unicode on Kualono back in 1998, however, support for the Unicode technology in web browsers was not as strong back then. At this time, it is the only technology that we employ in order to properly display the Hawaiian language on the World-Wide Web and in most other computer programs.

Hōʻike ʻia ma ka pakuhi ma lalo iho nei nā waiwai Unicode pololei no ka hōʻike ʻana i ka ʻokina a me ke kahakō, me ke hōʻike pū ʻana i nā ha‘ilula HTML no ka hōʻike 'ana i ia mau huapalapala. Hō‘ike pū ‘ia nā ha‘ilula e pono ai ka hōʻike pono ʻana i ka ‘okina a me ke kahakō inā ‘oe ho‘ohana ana i nā kinona hua HI Fonts a ka Hale Kuamo‘o, a me nā waiwai o ia mau huapalapala ma ka ‘ōnaehana Macintosh a me ka ʻōnaehana Windows.

The table below shows the correct Unicode values for the ‘okina and vowel-macron (kahakō) combinations, as well as the HTML escape sequences used to represent these characters. It also displays the escape sequences that can be used to display the ‘okina and kahako if you have Hale Kuamo‘o's HI Fonts, as well as the character values for these within the Mac and Windows font sets.

Aia kekahi mau hua hōʻailona i loko o ka Unicode i like ka nānā ʻana me ka ʻokina. Eia naʻe, ʻo ka hua hōʻailona wale nō e hōʻike ʻia aʻe nei ka mea pololei.

It should be noted that the ‘okina appears in several locations in the Unicode spec. However, the correct character is the one that is shown above.

No ka hōʻike pono ʻana i ka ʻokina a me ke kahakō, pono e komo kēia laina ma ke poʻo HTML o nā palapala a pau:

In order to use these characters and have the ‘okina and kahakō show properly, you also need to add the following line in the HTML header of every document:

<meta name="content-type" content="text/html; CHARSET=utf-8">

<meta name="content-type" content="text/html; CHARSET=utf-8">

Hōʻike kēia ʻike i ka polokalamu kele pūnaewele he maʻiʻo UTF-8 ko loko.

This code lets the browser know that the page contains UTF-8 content.

Kākoʻo ʻia ka ʻenehana Unicode ma ka hapanui o nā polokalamu kele pūnaewele o kēia wā, eia naʻe, ʻaʻole paha hōʻike pono ʻia ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ma nā ʻōnaehana Macintosh a Windows kahiko.

Most contemporary web browsers support Unicode, however, browsers on older versions of the Macintosh and Windows operating systems may not display the language Hawaiian properly.