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A repertoire is a type specifier for a subtype of type character. This term is generally used when describing a collection of characters independent of their coding. Characters in repertoires are only identified by name, by glyph, or by character description.

A repertoire can contain characters from several scripts, and a character can appear in more than one repertoire.

For some examples of repertoires, see the coded character standards ISO 8859/1, ISO 8859/2, and ISO 6937/2. Note, however, that although the term ``repertoire'' is chosen for definitional compatibility with ISO terminology, no conforming implementation is required to use repertoires standardized by ISO or any other standards organization.

The following X3J13 cleanup issue, not part of the specification, applies to this section:

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