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## Xelatex not compiling

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David Rose
2013-12-04
2013-12-09

• David Rose
2013-12-04

Although relatively new to Tex, I have been using Texstudio for some time now to produce documents in Latex without problems.
I am now trying to write using Xelatex and have set the build/default compiler to "txs:///xelatex".
I am using MikTex 2.9
Despite my best endeavours, I keep getting the error message
"The fontspec package requires either Xetex or Luatex to function }" when I try to run the MWE from the Wiki.Xelatex site:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Palatino Linotype}
\begin{document}
\end{document}

From the command line both Xelatex and Xetex are functioning as indeed are Luatex and Lualatex.
Further details:
Windows 7; Texstudio 2.6; MikTex 2.9;
XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=xelatex 2013.12.4)

Any helpful suggestions appreciated.
TIA

David Rose

• Tim Hoffmann
2013-12-07

Build & View does not necessarily use the default compiler. Check your build settings.

If you have Build & View set to the pdf chain, look there what is really executed (default is pdflatex). Change that either to txs:///xelatex or to txs:///compile.

See attached screenshot.

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• David Rose
2013-12-09

Tim,
Many thanks. I have altered the settings as you suggest, and although I still cannot get it to compile, I get different errors. But it does let me know that Xetex is running.
Thanks again.
Sorry to be so late in replying.