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Basically I want

\mint{python}|'banana'|

to produce straight single quotes, rather than the curly ones it normally produces (in pdflatex).

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  • Not quite related to the q., but searching for the problem led me here: Outside of verbatim, you can use \char18 and \char13 to get modified ` and ' characters.
    – Mohan
    Commented Nov 20, 2012 at 11:12

1 Answer 1

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You can use the package upquote. Note the package loads the package textcomp

The package upquote works also with listings.

% !TEX program  = pdflatex --shell-escape

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{minted}
\usepackage{upquote}
\begin{document}
\mint[fontfamily=tt]{python}|'banana'|
\end{document}

The result:

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If you are using pygmentize version 1.6 that the package upquote can't do its job. To fix this issue you can use the following hack:

\listfiles
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{minted}
\usepackage{upquote}
\AtBeginDocument{%
\def\PYZsq{\textquotesingle}%
}
\begin{document}
\mint[fontfamily=tt]{python}|'banana'|
\end{document}

Note if you are working with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX the hack isn't needed.

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  • 4
    For anyone who comes across this later: the upquote package modifies all verbatim text (\verb and the verbatim environment) to render ' and ` as the upright versions, not the “smart” and . Since (as I understand it) minted and listings rely on fancyvrb, which itself calls out to verbatim text under the hood, this has the desired effect. Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 6:02
  • On Mac OS 10.8.3 (if that matters), that still gives me curly quotes...
    – jub0bs
    Commented May 30, 2013 at 15:22
  • @Jubobs: Do you working with TL2013? Commented May 30, 2013 at 15:24
  • @MarcoDaniel This is embarrassing -_- but I'm not sure which version of TeX Live I have. How do I check that? Would the TeX Live Utility tell me that or do I need to type some code in the terminal?
    – jub0bs
    Commented May 30, 2013 at 22:59
  • @Jubobs: In the terminal you can do latex -v Commented May 31, 2013 at 8:33

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