# moderncv - non marvosym symbols

When i use the moderncv package i get the typical marvosym symbols.

The following image shows the file examples\template_banking_red.pdf that comes with my moderncv package. When you take a look at the template_banking_red.pdf from this host it features different symbols for mobile/phone/mail and also additional github/linkedin/twitter symbols. I just updated my texlive yet i still obtain the old symbols.

What do i have to change in moderncv to obtain the latter result?

• Please note that in order to use the awesome font icon set, you need to run Xe(La)TeX or Lua(La)TeX – Alessandro Cuttin Jan 8 '14 at 15:14
• where is the .tex file for that example? all i can find is the .pdf. – dbliss Aug 5 '16 at 5:30

This is the default behavior since version 1.5.0 for the casual style variant (the one you pictured), released today. It is using the fontawesome package as stated in another answer, and will load it automatically.

FYI, the new version of moderncv introduces a way to switch between icon sets, i.e.

\moderncvicons{<icon set>}


where <icon set> can be awesome (the one you wants), marvosym (the old ones) or letters (letter icons, used by default in the oldstyle style variant).

Unfortunately, TeX Live 2012 is frozen right now and TeX Live 2013 will only be released on July 1st. So if you want the icons above, you will need to download the newest version of moderncv manually (fontawesome should already be installed on your system, as it was released before the freeze).

• When will you provide a documentation? You class is very popular (I use it too) but the missing documentation is really a disadvantages. Please note: I like your class and it's really useful. – Marco Daniel Apr 23 '13 at 20:16
• After the last release with new features, it's now next on my todo list, together with solving incompatibility with biblatex :) – Xavier Apr 23 '13 at 20:20
• Sorry to interrupt, I'm having problems compiling a resume with pdflatex. Log file says it can't find moderncviconsawsome.sty even though it is present inside /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/moderncv/ folder. I'm using Mageia 2 and TeXLive – WobblyWindows Sep 14 '13 at 9:26
• I'm having the same problem of @WobbyWindows, this is the output ls on my /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/moderncv/ folder: moderncv.cls moderncvcompatibility.sty moderncvthemecasual.sty moderncvthemeclassic.sty moderncvthemeempty.sty, no moderncviconsawsome.sty inside. I have the latest version (1.5.1) installed with texlive. – Alessandro Cuttin Jan 8 '14 at 14:31
• @Sigur If you use a recent (>= 4.3.0) version of fontawesome, you can use \faInstagram or \faicon{instagram} to get this. – Xavier Jul 18 '15 at 9:30

This style loads the great new font package fontawesome and uses te defined symbols there.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome}

\begin{document}