[pdftex] Interrobang

barbara beeton bnb at tug.org
Sun May 24 19:28:55 CEST 2020

I believe it's necessary to identify this as a hex value.
\symbol{"203D} should work in math, so presumably \Character{"203D}
is the equivalent for text.
 						-- bb

On Sun, 24 May 2020, Chris Moller wrote:

> I'm writing a document in SGML Docbook (yes, I know I should be using XML,
> but it's one of those legacy things...) in which I use an "interrobang,"
> (unicode U+0203D, html &x8253).  The process of converting the SGML to PDF
> goes through pdftex, but pdftex doesn't seem to understand \Character{8253}
> and renders it as "<8253>".  I'm reasonably sure that the font I'm using
> contains that character.
> More or less guessing what I'm doing, I've done what I think needs to happen
> to incorporate the font I modified to include the interrobang--run mktexlsr,
> updmap-user, and updmap -sys--but the problem persists.
> So my questions are, is this really because pdftex doesn't understand
> \Character{8253}, and is there anything I can do to increase its
> understanding?
> Thanks,
> Chris Moller

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