Typing Macrons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GarrettB, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. GarrettB macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    Denver, CO
    I'm a student of Japanese, and let me tell you, typing foreign languages on a Mac is above and beyond easy compared to Windows. However, I'm having one pressing problem -

    When we romanize Japanese words, occasionally I have to type extended vowels, usually symbolized as an "o" with a line above it called a macron.

    I have searched and searched and I cannot find where or how to type a macron. It should be there in Unicode, shouldn't it?

    I'm totally baffled.
  2. sthomas22 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2016
    No more multitude of keystrokes to do what you used to be able to do through the keystroke shortcuts because Word has eliminated the vowel macrons. I just spent 5 hours searching for the answer to this question because I must write a lot of Japanese words with long o's and u's. I finally came up with my own solution for (Yosemite) Word 2011. Open the Word > Preferences > Autocorrect. You can add your own options like [you type =] xo [it autocorrects to] ō. As I type this, these 2 key strokes (xo) give the option to insert the long o!

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