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5.5.4 Character Sets

The features described in this section correspond directly to SRFI-14.

The data type charset implements sets of characters (see Characters). Because the internal representation of character sets is not visible to the user, a lot of procedures for handling them are provided.

Character sets can be created, extended, tested for the membership of a characters and be compared to other character sets.

The Guile implementation of character sets currently deals only with 8-bit characters. In the future, when Guile gets support for international character sets, this will change, but the functions provided here will always then be able to efficiently cope with very large character sets.