lucy24 - 12:57 am on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
While there is an entry in the ISO-639-2_utf-8.txt [loc.gov] for "haw|||Hawaiian|hawa´en", I've never ever seen it in actual usage for accept-language but someone else may have.
Shall I visit your site in Safari? My current first-choice language is Inuktitut, and I bet you've never seen that either. When I said "system languages" I referred to the list that OS X gives you to choose from. In fact, since most of those languages are exceedingly rare, I would bet that their only real purpose is to be included in Safari's language header on the off chance that you meet a site in your favorite language.
MS even dumped the Hawaiian font in Windows 7 that used to be in XP and now you have to get it from a 3rd party source.
Oh. Well. If the font isn't built into Windows, then I guess the language isn't really important is it.
Uh... What Hawaiian font? The language is written in Roman script. The glottal stop is shown with an ordinary apostrophe. You can use macrons if you like, but you hardly need a special font for those. You can even fake it with circumflexes.
The Hawaiian language is quite unusual because when the original Polynesians came in their canoes, most of their consonants were washed overboard in a storm, and they arrived here with almost nothing but vowels. All the streets have names like Kal'ia'iou'amaa'aaa'eiou, and many street signs spontaneously generate new syllables during the night.
They don't really. It was Dave Barry. But Omniglot quotes him.
:: quick detour here ::
###. There's a place that lists all your languages-- or at least the first ten-- but it's not coming up. All I get is the first choice. Either Safari changed its headers or the logs changed their detail level when I wasn't looking. But Piwik still thinks I'm Canadian.