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Glyph: Ā Name: Amacron Unicode: 0100

Latin Capital Letter A with Macron

[Ā <a href="../../languages/index.htm">. Big yellow character and small orange HTML syntax on a tropical beach.]

2018-02-12 Week 7/2018 posted by RFI

'Ā' and other vowels with macron are used in many Polynesian languages such as Hawaiian, Samoan or Māori. It is one of the 196 brand new characters in version 0.3 of Minima, released today.

Have a look at the new subsite on language support.

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