H.T. Hayashi Foundation recognizes the importance of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the ‘okina [‘] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website, except when part of an organization’s name, to ensure readability across a variety of computer browsers and online searches. H.T. Hayashi Foundation recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in other communications beyond the website.