Explanation of Hawaiian language display on this site

We recognize the significance of diacritical markings in written Hawaiian as pronunciation guides, but have opted not to use them on the Transform Hawaii Government website since they display inconsistently across various computer platforms/ browsers and do not conform to search engine optimization.

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).