I am using the minted package's listing environment to typeset MATLAB source code.

As explained in the minted manual, I have used the \SetupFloatingEnvironment{listing}{name=Program code} option to change the caption title from the default listing to Program code. This succesfully updates the caption. However, when cross-referencing the source code in text, cleveref still uses the word listing.

Here is a MWE.

\SetupFloatingEnvironment{listing}{name=Program code}


The code for computing mass-energy relationship is given in~\cref{code:massenergy}.

    clear; close all; clc;
    e = m*c^2;
    \caption{Mass-Energy Relationship}


The following is the output produced

Wrong cross-refence string by cleveref for minted source code

How can I get cleveref to produce the expected cross-reference string in text?

  • 4
    Add \crefname{listing}{Program code}{Program codes} – egreg May 27 '18 at 14:55

The newfloat package doesn't pass the new name to cleveref; you also need the plural form anyway.


\crefname{listing}{Program code}{Program codes}

after the \SetupFloatingEnvironment line.

You can avoid code duplication by doing

\crefname{listing}{\listingname}{\listingname s}
  • Is there a way to define the desired caption name only once in the document (perhaps as a variable?) and have both minted and cleveref pick it up automatically? – Krishna May 28 '18 at 10:48
  • 1
    @Krishna Somewhat possible. See edit. – egreg May 28 '18 at 11:12
  • Upvoted. Almost there. But this results in capitalisation of the reference, i.e. we get a sentence like "the source code listing is given in Program code 1.1". Is this acceptable typographic convention? the lower-case \cref usage should result in lower-cased referencing right? The \MakeLowercase construct is not working for me and results in an undefined reference ?. Any thoughts on how to fix this? – Krishna May 28 '18 at 11:31
  • I figured it out. The trick is to use MakeLowercase right where crefname gets defined and not in the body of the document. So, the solution is \crefname{listing}{\MakeLowercase{\listingname}}{\MakeLowercase{\listingname s}} – Krishna May 28 '18 at 11:41

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