I have added \usepackage{ifsym} in the front, and LaTeX cannot parse the command \Letter. What should I do to fix this?

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    Try \usepackage[misc]{ifsym}.
    – cgnieder
    Mar 1, 2013 at 12:44
  • I had the same problem, diddn't want to use Letter but it was classhing seems ifsym clashes with marvosym, unload the latter and it fixed it Dec 21, 2015 at 22:27

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By default the package only sets up the command \textifsymbol and a couple of font selection commonds, such as \textifsym, which will produce LCD type digits and certain chemistry related symbols. To get the Letter icon you can write \textifsymbol{0}. Of course that is not convenient. In order to use the more meaningful command names, you need to load the package with one of its options:

  • clock - provides \showclock and different clock symbols
  • weather - weather symbols \Sun, \Rain,...
  • misc - includes the \Letter icon you are after
  • alpine - map symbols for alpine regions e.g. \Hut, \Summit,...
  • geometry - circles, squares, diamonds,...
  • electronic - digital signals

So as cgnieder says \usepackage[misc]{ifsym} will provide the \Letter command.


And if you want to add more than one you have to write, for example:


in the [ ] include the sub-packages that you want... (You have the options above...:-) )


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