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I am trying to set up Latexila on Ubuntu 12.04 to output using the Xetex engine. I could not find any reference on the web, so I would like to ask you how to do it.

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Actually, LateXila supports Xetex by default (1) - or you can easily set it up for yourself (2).

First, be sure you installed Xetex and Latexila on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 with the following command:

sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex
sudo apt-get install latexila

(1) Work with the default Xetex engine:

  1. Open Preferences
  2. Tick box next to Xetex -> PDF


(2) Set up a custom command to use Xetex directly:

  1. Open Preferences
  2. Go to LaTeX tab
  3. Click New
  4. Enter the commands as shwon in the following screenshot:

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