# Having asterisk above and not inline in code listings

I want to writing code listings with asterisk in-line not above line.

That is something like this:

But when I tried this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{listings}
\begin{document}
\begin{lstlisting}
*i
\end{lstlisting}
\end{document}


I ended up getting this:

How do I fix this?

## 1 Answer

Try to make it in math mode ${}^{*}$ i. If you also need the asterisk to be tight to the letter i consider negative spaces.