Macron Magic

// June 8th, 2006 // Geekery, Internets

Now I am doing a few NZ websites, I have found the need to use the macron over some vowels in Māori words. It took me ages to work out what the codes were in HTML. So for future reference, here they are (so far):

ā – ā
ō – ō

Haven’t had to use the “i” yet so that is yet to come.

2 Responses to “Macron Magic”

  1. Alan says:

    I don’t even have to think about it – I use the Maori keyboard on my Mac, and then the blog software I use somehow, automagically, converts them to the appropriate code.

    Of course, this doesn’t help when I’m working on a different website, but hey, it’s a start.

    There’s a good resource here, created by a local bloke:

    http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/tomrobin/macrons/xhtml.html

  2. emily says:

    Ah thanks Alan, that was just what I was googling for. Yes I’m sticking with the &# approach for a while yet just to be safe.

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