Section: Linux User Manual (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
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
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
in the first column.
The mapping lines have the following form:
- <symbolic-name> <code-point> comment
This defines exactly one mapping,
The mapping section ends with the string
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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