Hawaiian obstacle

I love the Hawaiian lessons but i do not have a hawaiian keyboard. The beta version will not let me continue past a certain point because the punctuation incorrect! It puts me In a continuous error loop. I really miss it!

October 31, 2018


Ā ā Ē ē Ī ī Ō ō Ū ū ‘ ‘A ‘a ‘E ‘e ‘I ‘i ‘O ‘o ‘U ‘u If you can copy and paste the items in this list, then you will have the macrons necessary to proceed. Occasionally, I have had to change my device. I have an android cell phone, an iPad, and a computer. Switching between them allows me to get past the beta obstacles.

January 8, 2019

There aren't many special characters in Hawaiian, so you don't specifically really need a special keyboard. you can just use the word banks provided for the special characters, like in Spanish. That's just me though, I don't know about anyone else ahah.

October 31, 2018

Thx for suggestion. Just need to be able to produce line over a letter.

November 2, 2018

Just hold down the letter and the kahakō will pop up as one of the selections. Still no options for the ‘okina though... frustrating!

November 12, 2018


November 12, 2018

They don’t have the correct one in the word banks! Frustrating!

November 12, 2018

Here is a Hawaiian keyboard for Windows. Make sure you download the Unicode one.

November 1, 2018


November 2, 2018

I have found two such obstacles and sent details to Duolingo, including screen shots of each. Still no change. Very, very frustrating!!

November 6, 2018

For this course, you may find useful the Hawaiian keyboards built into the Windows, OS X (on your computer) and iOS (mobile phone) operating systems.

With these keyboards you can use alt/option + vowel to type a vowel with a kahakō over it (i.e. ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). The apostrophe key becomes an ʻ (ʻokina) by default. Using alt/option + apostrophe gives you an apostrophe.

May 4, 2019
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