repertoiremap - map symbolic character names to Unicode code points
A repertoire map defines mappings between symbolic character names and Unicode
code points when compiling a locale with localedef(1)
. Using a
repertoire map is optional, it is only needed when symbolic names are used
instead of now preferred Unicode code points.
The repertoiremap file starts with a header that may consist of the following
- is followed by a character that will be used as the comment character for
the rest of the file. It defaults to the number sign (#).
- is followed by a character that should be used as the escape character for
the rest of the file to mark characters that should be interpreted in a
special way. It defaults to the backslash (\).
The mapping section starts with the keyword CHARIDS
in the first column.
The mapping lines have the following form:
- <symbolic-name> <code-point> <comment>
- This defines exactly one mapping, <comment> being
The mapping section ends with the string END CHARIDS
- Usual default repertoire map path.
Repertoire maps are deprecated in favor of Unicode code points.
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