Type Maori macrons without a Maori font This page allows you to easily type Maori macrons without a special Maori font. You can edit your text in the box and. A macron is a line above a vowel to indicate that it should be spoken as a long vowel: ā, ē, ī, ō, ū, Ā, Ē, Ī, Ō and Ū. The Māori word for macron is tohutō (or pōtae. Search the Maori dictionary with the online version of Te Aka Maori -English, English- Maori Dictionary and Index.