# fontspec package not compatible with inline preview TeXStudio [closed]

I've installed MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXStudio 2.4. I found suggestions on the web to change the default compiler to XeLaTeX, to provide accentuated words (I am portuguese!), to handle any type of images (pdf, eps, jpg, etc) and also to use system fonts. This seemed very interesting, as I usually use pdfLaTeX. However, I am dealing with some problems that I would like to solve.

First, I found that even with XeLaTeX we need to provide the `fontspec` package such as to have accentuated words (well, I could use pdfLaTeX and `fontenc` package with the same results). Is that right? If I build a file written in portuguese with XeLaTeX and without `fontspec` I get no accents.

Second, when I use `fontspec` package, the Inline preview of TeXStudio does not work. Is there any known bug or incompatibility of `fontspec` with inline preview?

So the problem is: Compiling with XeLaTeX and `fontspec` provides me with accents but no inline preview. Compiling with XeLaTeX without `fontspec` provides me inline preview and no accents!

What am I missing?

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## closed as too localized by Martin Scharrer♦Oct 14 '12 at 6:58

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Welcome to TeX.sx! What does “no inline preview” mean (error/crash, no preview window at all, no content)? –  Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 11 '12 at 21:59
Welcome to TeX.SX! XeLaTeX without `fontspec` is essentially like LaTeX without `inputenc`, so you have to specify accents "the old way". So `fontspec` is highly recommended (it gives also easy access to all system fonts in OpenType or TrueType format). It's not clear what you mean with inline preview. –  egreg Oct 11 '12 at 21:59
By "no accents" I mean no character at all. By inline preview I mean the functionality of Texstudio where you can compile pieces of code by selecting it and using Preview Selection/Parenthesis of menu Idefix. The result appears directly in the Editor. –  Luis Oct 11 '12 at 22:01
I tried to preview in the Editor a formula so I selected it and used Alt + P. I got Process started: latex.exe -interaction=nonstopmode -ini "&latex hNl3232 \dump" Process exited with error(s) Process started: latex.exe -src -interaction=nonstopmode "fl3232".tex Process exited with error(s) Process started: dvips.exe -E -o "fl3232".ps "fl3232".dvi Process exited with error(s) Process started: mgs.exe -q -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=png16m -dEPSCrop -sOutputFile="C:\Users\Luis\AppData\Local\Temp\.\fl32321.png" "C:\Users\Luis\AppData\Local\Temp\.\fl3232.ps" Process exited with error(s) –  Luis Oct 11 '12 at 22:09
This uses LaTeX which compiles a `.dvi` file that is than converted to a `.png` image. This image is shown to you. Afaik there is no possibility LaTeX could handle XeLaTeX stuff. (And I couldn't find a way to change the command that is called internally. Check the “Messages” tab to follow the internals.) –  Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 11 '12 at 22:10