i know that this answer is a duplicate but the solution proposed to other question doesn't work for me.

So, i declared my language and my style and then add a "literate={è}{{\`{e}}}{1}" (or "literate={è}{{\`e}}1", i tried a lot of combinations) to use "\`e" as "e" accented. But this doesn't work for me. for example:


and then:

\begin{lstlisting}[style=myArduino, caption="funzione "loop", captionpos=b]
    // quando il bluetooth \`e connesso posso procedere ad inizializzare...

that should produce an output with the "\`e" substituted by the è, but that doesn't happen and i get "\`e" as output.

now, how i can write the accented letters like "\`e" and get the è as output?

(i have an english keyboard that don't have accented letters)

thanks a lot.

  • 3
    Use quando il bluetooth è connesso. The purpose of literate is to transform è into \`e, not conversely.
    – egreg
    Feb 14, 2019 at 0:34
  • Any keyboard is capable of producing è
    – egreg
    Feb 14, 2019 at 10:11
  • sorry, in common latex i use \`e as è, but in lstlisting it doesn't work, i can't produce the è with my keyboard and i can't copy past it every time. there is a solution for this? Feb 14, 2019 at 15:19
  • What strange keyboard is it?
    – egreg
    Feb 14, 2019 at 16:31
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    It's necessary to know what operating system you are on.
    – egreg
    Feb 14, 2019 at 16:39

1 Answer 1


You could try the escapeinside feature

\lstset{breaklines = true, frame = trBL, tabsize = 4, basicstyle = \small \ttfamily, keywordstyle = \color{blue}, stringstyle = \color{red}, rulecolor = \color{black}}
\usepackage[usenames, dvipsnames]{color}


\begin{lstlisting}[language = Python, caption = funzione ``loop", captionpos = b, escapeinside = {(*@}{@*)}]
mellin_parameter = {'number_of_gl_points': 8, 'x_axis_intersection': 1.9, 'phi': (3.0 * numpy.pi) / 4.0, 'extension': False}
with open(input_path.replace('pretable/', 'mellin_parameter.pickle'), 'wb') as pf:
    pickle.dump(mellin_parameter, pf) ## accented (*@ \`{e} @*)


which would produce

escape in lstlisting

  • 1
    i resolved the issue using a text editor and replacing the \`e with the è, but this is a good method to do it within latex. thanks Feb 25, 2019 at 14:16

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