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REPERTOIREMAP(5)              Linux User Manual             REPERTOIREMAP(5)

NAME         top

       repertoiremap - map symbolic character names to Unicode code points

DESCRIPTION         top

       A repertoire map defines mappings between symbolic character names
       (mnemonics) and Unicode code points when compiling a locale with
       localedef(1).  Using a repertoire map is optional, it is needed only
       when symbolic names are used instead of now preferred Unicode code
       points.

   Syntax
       The repertoiremap file starts with a header that may consist of the
       following keywords:

       comment_char
              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 (#).

       escape_char
              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 optional.

       The mapping section ends with the string END CHARIDS.

FILES         top

       /usr/share/i18n/repertoiremaps
              Usual default repertoire map path.

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.2.

NOTES         top

       Repertoire maps are deprecated in favor of Unicode code points.

EXAMPLE         top

       A mnemonic for the Euro sign can be defined as follows:

       <Eu> <U20AC> EURO SIGN

SEE ALSO         top

       locale(1), localedef(1), charmap(5), locale(5)

COLOPHON         top

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