I am running into some trouble trying to compile a document using the ClearSans font with XeLaTeX. I am running an up-to-date copy of MikTex, all packages have been updated yesterday. The following is the minimal non-working example I will refer to:



Hello, World!

Compiling this with XeLaTeX gives the following errors:

D:\test\> xelatex test.tex
This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.999991 (MiKTeX 2.9.6960 64-bit)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2018-12-01>
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/base\article.cls"
Document Class: article 2018/09/03 v1.4i Standard LaTeX document class
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/base\size10.clo"))
sty (C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex/latex/l3kernel\expl3.sty
ty ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/base\fontenc.sty"
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/base\tuenc.def"))
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/generic/ifxetex\ifxetex.sty")
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/generic/oberdiek\ifluatex.sty")
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/xkeyval\xkeyval.sty"
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/generic/xkeyval\xkeyval.tex"
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/generic/xkeyval\xkvutils.tex"
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/generic/xkeyval\keyval.tex"))))
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/base\textcomp.sty"
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/latex/base\ts1enc.def"))
! Undefined control sequence.
\__fontspec_init_ttc:n #1->\str_if_eq:eeT
                                          {\str_lower_case:f {\l__fontspec_e...
l.58       {ClearSans}


I simply have no idea what is causing this and hope that someone here might be able to tilt me into the right direction. So, the question is:

Why isn't this working / What am I doing wrong?

By the way, this compiles fine with pdflatex when the fontspec dependency is commented out, but remember the above is just a minimal example, I really do need to get this working for xelatex.

closed as off-topic by Andrew Swann, Troy, Jesko Hüttenhain, Phelype Oleinik, Tiuri Mar 21 at 10:36

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    You have an outdated fontspec. Run the update manager always also as user. Only admin is not enough. – Ulrike Fischer Mar 13 at 15:58
  • @UlrikeFischer that was indeed it, I had to update as user. Feel free to post as an answer =). – Jesko Hüttenhain Mar 13 at 19:11
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is resolved by updating to newest version – Andrew Swann Mar 21 at 8:46