# Is there a way to change the TeX engine from PDFLaTeX to XeLaTeX in Ipe?

In my document, I have to use XeLaTeX to get the output. On the other hand, I'm using `Ipe` to produce some graphic files with some labels on them. I want to have these labels in Persian. Is there a way to change the TeX engine from pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX in Ipe?

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I do not think it is possible without rewriting Ipe. It is hardcoded in the source, and since Ipe parses the `.pdf` created by pdfLaTeX, it expects the `.pdf` file to be generated by actual pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX output would probably confuse it.
You can try to download the source, in the `src/ipelib/platform.cpp` file replace all occurrences of `pdflatex` by `xelatex`, and compile Ipe, but I would be very surprised if that worked.