ANSI Common Lisp 13 Characters 13.1 Character Concepts 13.1.2 Introduction to Scripts and Repertoires
188.8.131.52 Character Repertoires
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 glyph, or
by character description.
A repertoire can contain characters from several
scripts, and a character can appear in more than
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
compatibility with ISO terminology, no conforming implementation
is required to use repertoires standardized by ISO or any other