Typing Macrons

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

  1. GarrettB macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    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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