I'm using minted to display inline code in a footnote. For some reason the # symbol is rendered twice. This does not happen outside of footnotes.

\footnote{bla bla \mintinline{python}{x = 5 # text} and so on}

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As stated in the first footnote on page 8 of minted documentation,

The command (\mintinline) has been carefully crafted so that in most cases it will function correctly when used inside other commands.1

1 For example, \mintinline works in footnotes! The main exception is when the code contains the percent % or hash # characters, or unmatched curly braces.

The following trick tries to handle #:


% added \long to accept multi-para footnotes

content\footnote{bla bla \mintinline{python}{x = 5 # text} and so on}



For information, if you use the package piton in order to format Python listings, you won't have this problem (however \piton works only with LuaLaTeX).



Some text.\footnote{bla bla \piton{x = 5 # text} and so on}


Output of the above code

The colors are the colors are the style manni of Pygments (and minted).


I had a similar problem with double-hash rendering in beamer slides. Adding the attribute fragile to the frame solved my problem.

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