How do I use Māori Macrons?

Setting up macrons

Windows 7



Setting up macrons for Windows 7

  • Click on the Windows Start menu icon in the bottom left of your screen
  • Click Control Panel on the right hand side
  • Depending on your layout
  • Click Change keyboards or other input methods, or

  • Click Region and Language then select the Keyboards and Languages tab

  • Click Change keyboards…

  • Click Add
  • Click on the + next to Maori (New Zealand) and next to Keyboard. Then click in the box next to Maori so a tick is displayed. Then click OK

  • Check if you see the Language bar in the task bar. You will likely see EN near the bottom right of your screen

  • If you do not, click the Language Bar tab and select Docked in the taskbar. Then click OK

  • Keep clicking on OK to close all windows

OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)


Setting up macrons for OS X

  • Click on System Preferences from the Apple Menu.
  • Click on Language & Region.
  • Click + to add a new language below the Preferred languages box.
  • Scroll down and select Maori and click Add.
  • Click English.
  • Make sure Maori is selected and click Add Input Source.
  • At the top right of the screen click on the flag. This will open a drop down menu, then select Maori.



Using Macrons

Windows 7

  1. When you are writing your text (e.g. in Microsoft Word) click on the Language bar in the task bar. You will likely see EN near the bottom right of your screen



  2. Select Maori (New Zealand)
  3. You will see the Language Bar will change to MR

Typing Macrons

You can easily enter a macronised vowel by pressing ` (the key with ~ on it) then type your vowel. eg. `a = ā `A = Ā

Lower case
ā ē ī ō ū
Upper case
Ā Ē Ī Ō  Ū

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