Macrons in Gnome

Macrons in Gnome

Preferences->Keyboard (from the gnome panel menu), the Layout tab has the Maori keyboard layout. –

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Macrons in iPad 4, iPhone 4 and later

Macrons in iPad 4, iPhone 4 and later

These devices and their operating systems have system wide keyboard(s) available by default. Mac OSX Lion can also create macrons this way. Hold down the key for the vowel you want to macronise (Maybe a second). A small dialog will pop up showing you several options, including a macron.

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Te Reo Maori macrons in Samsung Galaxy

Te Reo Maori macrons in Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy 4 Samsung Galaxy 4 has several default common languages that do not include Māori or other language to create macrons. To install Māori and other languages, the easiest method is to install an app from Google Store. Latvian is the only language currently available that will create and recognise macrons. Install any soft keyboard from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.menny.android.anysoftkeyboard&hl=en  Swipe down from the top of the screen to […]

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Macrons not recognised in email by Government and Polytechnic web sites and systems

Macrons not recognised in email by Government and Polytechnic web sites and systems

If you have te reo Māori or macrons in your email address, it is unlikely you will be able to contact a government department, MP, local council or a polytechnic. Most of the 158 NZ government department website online contact forms surveyed, would not accept an email with macrons. This included Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Mangai Paho and Parliament who would not only decline an email […]

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te reo Māori Spam brings te reo Māori into 21st Century

With so much emphasis on te reo Māori being normalised; it looks as though spammers are now using Google Translate to translate spam into te reo Māori according to Robyn Gallagher http://www.robyngallagher.com/2014/01/11/te-reo-Māori-419-spam/ . Is this a new avenue of normalisation albeit an annoying but normal part of our online lives? I suspect so! and that this is just the beginning of a new era of […]

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Macrons available in .iwi.nz web address

A recent collaboration between GodZone Internet Services a domain name company and myself as the .iwi.nz moderator will ensure that Iwi can now register their web addresses and names with macrons within the exclusive .iwi.nz address. For example ngāi-mea.iwi.nz is now a feasible web address. Despite such technology being available for the past 3 years, this is the first time Iwi can choose to use […]

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Bilingual Web for Maori

Māori will soon have a bilingual Internet system and guaranteed protection of Iwi and God Names with the introduction of the new web address .kiwi being introduced possibly next year.   .kiwi http://www.dot-kiwi.com/ will be an alternative to the current options of domain names such as .nz or .org . .kiwi will be introduced along with a number of other new domain names that will change the […]

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August 2011 Māori and Iwi domain summary

The Domain Name Commissioner released her monthly statistics on .nz domain names for August 2011, the details and summaries are below including my commentary. Again,  there is currently no public statistical information about International Domain Names-IDN (domains with macrons).  .maori.nz 636 registered .maori.nz names with 9 renewals and 2 expired domain names. As with last month, it appears as though the expired names were for the purposes […]

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Māori macron urban myths and free macron software

Macrons can be simply created with Māori keyboards available for all computer and smart phone systems. No longer does the need to press multiple keys to create a macron exist, despite the many articles which suggest otherwise. As an advocate and developer of macron technologies for more than 12 years: I am shocked that so many articles are still being written by, I assume, non Māori language […]

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