|REPERTOIREMAP(5)||Linux User Manual||REPERTOIREMAP(5)|
repertoiremap - map symbolic character names to Unicode code points
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.
The repertoiremap file starts with a header that may consist of the following keywords:
- 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 optional.
The mapping section ends with the string END CHARIDS.
- Usual default repertoire map path.
Repertoire maps are deprecated in favor of Unicode code points.
A mnemonic for the Euro sign can be defined as follows:
<Eu> <U20AC> EURO SIGN
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