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In my Bachelor Thesis I'm using highlighted code using lstlisting, which comes with the listingspackage.

Unfortunately I'm getting some errors and I cannot figure out why they appear. Especially because the output is as expected. Highlighting, caption and refering are working fine in the resulted pdf.

Here is my minimum working example:

\usepackage[super, comma, numbers, square, sort]{natbib}
\definecolor{sh_comment}{rgb}{0.12, 0.38, 0.18 } %adjusted, in Eclipse: {0.25, 0.42, 0.30 } = #3F6A4D
\definecolor{sh_keyword}{rgb}{0.37, 0.08, 0.25}  % #5F1441
\definecolor{sh_string}{rgb}{0.06, 0.10, 0.98} % #101AF9
\newcommand{\lstJava}[1]{\lstinline[language=Java,breaklines=true,basicstyle= \listingsfontinline]$#1$}


% define some fancy Code formatting according to the Java Eclipse formatting
\lstset {
    basicstyle= \listingsfont,
    keywordstyle = \color{sh_keyword}\bfseries,
    xleftmargin= -2.0cm, xrightmargin=0.5cm,
    escapebegin={\lstsmallmath}, escapeend={\lstsmallmathend},

    { % adjust the formatting for XML files
      morekeywords={xmlns,version,type, servlet, display, name, xsi, web, app, class, init, param, value, schemaLocation, load, on, startup, mapping, url, pattern, id} % list custom attributes
    % Here the 1st and 2nd error will appear (line 47)
    \begin{lstlisting}[language=XML, caption={xml: Definition of available GET Methods for Java}, label={Jersey}]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:

Refering Listing \ref{Jersey} on Page \pageref{Jersey}. \\

Refering Listing \ref{lst:Jersey_Hello_java} on Page \pageref{lst:Jersey_Hello_java}. 

    % here the 3rd error will appear (line 63)
    \begin{lstlisting}[language=Java, caption={Hello.java: Definition der verfügbaren GET Methoden der REST-Schnittstelle mit Jersey für Java}, label={lst:Jersey_Hello_java}]
System.out.println("Hello World");

Refering Listing \ref{lst:Jersey_Test_java}. Refering \ref{lst:Jersey_Test_Ausgabe} on page \pageref{lst:Jersey_Test_Ausgabe}.

    % here the 4th error will appear (line 73)
    \begin{lstlisting}[language=Java, caption={Test.java: Implementierung eines einfachen Jersey Klienten zum Abfragen der Ressource über Volltext, XML und HTML.}, label={lst:Jersey_Test_java}]
System.out.println("Hello World");

    % here the last error will appear (line 81)
    \begin{lstlisting}[language=Java, caption={Konsolen-Ausgabe bei Ausführung von Test.java.}, label={lst:Jersey_Test_Ausgabe}]
Hello World
<?xml version="1.0"?><hello> Hello World</hello>
<html><title>Hello World</title><body><h1>Hello World</h1></body></html>


When compiling (if that matters: I'm using the editor sublime text) LaTeX will throw the errors:

There were errors in your LaTeX source

./test.tex:47: Package Listings Error: Illegal type `s'. [...ble GET Methods for Java}, label={Jersey}]]
./test.tex:47: Undefined control sequence. [...ble GET Methods for Java}, label={Jersey}]]
./test.tex:63: Undefined control sequence. [...für Java}, label={lst:Jersey_Hello_java}]]
./test.tex:73: Undefined control sequence. [... und HTML.}, label={lst:Jersey_Test_java}]]
./test.tex:81: Undefined control sequence. [...t.java.}, label={lst:Jersey_Test_Ausgabe}]]
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I don't get any errors with your code when I define \def\listingsfont{\ttfamily} – clemens Jun 21 '13 at 11:41
Also \listingsfontinline should be defined. – egreg Jun 21 '13 at 11:49
Thank you for your fast answers. Using cgnieders definition I got rid of the Undefined control sequence error. Unfortunately the Package Listings Error won't disappear. I also tried egreg's advice and included: \def\listingsfontinline{\ttfamily}. I guess the using of listingsfontinline is wrong. But I'm quite new to LateX and I dind't find suitable documentation about listingsfontinline – Markus Jun 21 '13 at 12:24
@Markus is your TeX distribution up to date? – clemens Jun 22 '13 at 16:39
latex --version sais: pdfTeX using libpoppler 3.141592-1.40.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.6) kpathsea version 3.5.6 Copyright 2007 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX). Kpathsea is copyright 2007 Karl Berry and Olaf Weber. There is NO warranty. Redistribution (...) Compiled with libpng 1.2.46; using libpng 1.2.49 Compiled with zlib 1.2.3; using zlib 1.2.3 Compiled with libpoppler – Markus Jun 24 '13 at 12:58
up vote 1 down vote accepted

First, I can confirm, no errors with \def\listingsfont{\ttfamily}, compiled with pdfLaTeX on MiKTeX 2.9, Editor: TeXworks.

Second, have you tried a very basic example? And then adding formatting for syntax highlighting?




    System.out.println("Hello World");

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Thank you for your answer! With your example above I do not get any errors, too. This helped me to identify the line which causes the error. When defining the highlighting for XML it comes to the line: morestring=[s]{>}{<}, As soon as I remove this line I do not get any errors. I'm new to latex and the above code isn't from me and I don't know what this line is responsible for. But when I remove this line, my highlighting still works fine. Therefore the solution for me is to just keep it out. Thank you for your help! – Markus Jun 28 '13 at 6:47

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