We recognize the significance of diacritical markings in written Hawaiian as pronunciation guides. Because they often display inconsistently across various computer platforms/browsers, the intended meaning of the words may be misrepresented. Therefore, the Omidyar Fellows reluctantly omits their use on this site. 

Consult these sources for correct Hawaiian spelling: Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert (UH Press) and Place Names of Hawaii, Revised and Expanded Edition, by Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (UH Press).