# [pdftex] Interrobang

Chris Moller moller at mollerware.com
Sun May 24 22:18:39 CEST 2020

Thanks for the reply, but the problem is that what docbook2pdf does is
parse SGML or XML input files and create a tex-format intermediate file
which then gets passed to pdftex. The user never even sees the
intermediate files.  Even intercepting that pipeline doesn't help
much--the intermediate file looks nothing like a standard tex/latex file:

\FOT{3}\Seq%
{\def\PageNumberFormat%
{1}\def\PageNumberRestart%
{0}\def\PageTwoSide%
{1}\def\TwoSideStartOnRight%
{1}\def\PageNColumns%
{1}\def\PageColumnSep%
{36\p@}\def\PageBalanceColumns%
{0}\def\WritingMode%

etc, etc.

and there's no obvious way or place to insert Latex commands.  And
trying to hack the docbook parsing process to try to get the right Latex
inserted is even scarier than trying to get pdftex to recognise the
interrobang.

On 2020-05-24 15:14, Peter Schmitt wrote:
> On Sun, 24 May 2020, Peter Schmitt wrote:
>> According to wikipedia:
>>  The interrobang can be displayed in LaTeX ...
>
> ... and it can be simulated by \rlap{?}!
>