# Spanish character not working in 'listings' package [duplicate]

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I have a Spanish character not working in 'listings' package.

In the code example below, the first occurrence of the word 'ignorará' works. The second generates the error:

! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:├\expandafter not set up for use with LaTeX.

I believe it is because I'm in the lstlisting block. How do I fix this?

\documentclass[paper=8in:10in,pagesize=pdftex,
headinclude=on,footinclude=on,12pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[spanish,english]{babel}
\usepackage{listings}

\lstset{ language=Python }

\lstloadlanguages{ Python }

\begin{document}

y el compilador lo ignorará.

\begin{lstlisting}[language=python]
# Esto es un comentario, comienza con el signo #
# y el compilador lo ignorará.

print("Esto no es un comentario, el ordenador")
print("ejecutará esto y lo imprimirá.")
\end{lstlisting}

\end{document}


## marked as duplicate by Jesse, ChrisS, Masroor, Werner, MicoMay 31 '14 at 4:19

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## 1 Answer

Thanks to lead from dartbith I came up with adding this to get Spanish characters to work in the code listings:

\lstset{
language=Python,
literate={á}{{\'a}}1
{ã}{{\~a}}1
{é}{{\'e}}1
{ó}{{\'o}}1
{í}{{\'i}}1
{ñ}{{\~n}}1
{¡}{{!}}1
{¿}{{?}}1
{ú}{{\'u}}1
{Í}{{\'I}}1
{Ó}{{\'O}}1
}

• Missing some char... for completeness: literate={á}{{\'a}}1 {é}{{\'e}}1 {í}{{\'{\i}}}1 {ó}{{\'o}}1 {ú}{{\'u}}1 {Á}{{\'A}}1 {É}{{\'E}}1 {Í}{{\'I}}1 {Ó}{{\'O}}1 {Ú}{{\'U}}1 {ü}{{\"u}}1 {Ü}{{\"U}}1 {ñ}{{\~n}}1 {Ñ}{{\~N}}1 {¿}{{?}}1 {¡}{{!}}1  (wrong backticks on the last two, but well...) – Rmano Sep 24 '14 at 16:06