I'm enjoying the moderncv class for creating sharp looking cover letters and CVs. But, I'd like to remove the symbols associated with phone, email, etc. Is this possible?


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The moderncv class defines a command for each of these symbols. You can redefine them to do nothing (after loading any moderncvtheme).

\renewcommand*{\addresssymbol}       {}
\renewcommand*{\mobilephonesymbol}   {}
\renewcommand*{\fixedphonesymbol}    {}
\renewcommand*{\faxphonesymbol}      {}
\renewcommand*{\emailsymbol}         {}
\renewcommand*{\homepagesymbol}      {}
\renewcommand*{\twittersocialsymbol} {}
\renewcommand*{\githubsocialsymbol}  {}
  • Alan, thanks for your help. This worked perfectly. Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 14:49
  • Now how to remove the additional dots between the removed entries? ;)
    – Megachip
    Commented Aug 7, 2016 at 20:11
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    @Megachip If you're having problems with this answer, perhaps you could ask a new question with a link to this question and with a minimal working example that shows the problem. In a basic moderncv document there are no 'dots' that I can see.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Aug 7, 2016 at 20:16
  • Additional: to get rid of the bullet points between the phone/mail elements (@Megachip): \renewcommand*{\footsymbol} {~}
    – Crosh
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 20:46

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