I'm trying to build a CV on LaTeX using the moderncv template. I have a phone symbol added at the top of the CV for my own telephone number as this was part of the program template, however I would like to use the same symbol for the telephone numbers of my references. LaTeX simply won't process my further \phone command. Is there any workaround for this?

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    Would you be able to include a minimal working example (MWE) that replicates your current state? It should show the way you include your references, as well as how you use your credentials at the top of your CV. It'll make it easier to provide solutions that suit your needs.
    – Werner
    Commented May 17, 2013 at 21:10

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The phone symbols are defined by moderncv itself as \mobilephonesymbol, \fixedphonesymbol and \faxphonesymbol (as of version 1.4.0).


The package bbding provides independently commands \PhoneHandset and \Phone, so you can even take an other symbol. See:







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You can also use:


Your should use the \emailsymbol and \phonesymbol commands.

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