I want to type a text in persian. Does texstudio support xelatex? If yes where can i find it?
this is my code:

\centerline{به نام خداوند بخشندهٔ مهربان}


این یک مثال ساده با زی‌پرشین است. 

به همین سادگی.
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    Yes, it in the tools menu. – Ulrike Fischer Mar 26 '15 at 17:48
  • I see no such name as xelatex on tools menu???!! – zahraesb Mar 26 '15 at 17:54
  • Did you check all submenus? – Ulrike Fischer Mar 26 '15 at 17:55
  • Yes please look at the photo below – zahraesb Mar 26 '15 at 18:03
  • If your texstudio is uptodate: Go to the options of texstudio, enable the extended options, and then in the entry "menu" enable the additional commands. – Ulrike Fischer Mar 26 '15 at 18:28

Depending on your precise needs there are different options:

  • If you want to only run XeLaTeX explicitly from time to time, use Tools -> Commands -> XeLaTeX. You may assign a shortcut in the options.

  • If you want to modify the default build configuration (i.e. the compiler for Tools -> Build / Build & View) then change Options -> Build -> Default Compiler.

  • If you want to modify the build configuration only for this file, include the "magic comment" % !TeX program = xelatex at the top if your file. See the manual for more information on magic comments.


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