# Is there a way to get the Skype logo in the cvtheme document class?

I'm using the cvtheme document class and \moderncv{classic} to create a CV. The field I am applying for jobs in often conduct their interviews over Skype. The are command to get small phone (phone), cellphone (\mobile) and email (\email) logos. Would it be possible to add a small Skype logo in the same manner? This would be a lot more aestheically pleasing than having to have "Skype: skypename" in the final output.

• Have you checked the copyrights for this logo first? Oct 28, 2013 at 20:54
• @LudovicC. No. Good point. Oct 28, 2013 at 21:01
• The current font awesome has the skype icon. It seems that the current LaTeX package hasn't been updated with the new icons. You should be able to do that yourself by installing (or copying) the new font file (otf) and using them with LuaLaTeX. Oct 28, 2013 at 22:47

It's included in the latest version of font awesome. There is a LaTeX package for Font Awesome, but it doesn't include a command for the Skype logo, so you have to add it manually.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome}
\begin{document}
\noindent
\faPhone{} Phone \\
\end{document}


Another solution I can think of is manually accessing it. Here's how:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\newfontfamily\fontawesome
[ Path = /Path/to/font-awesome-4.0.1/fonts/ ,
Extension = .otf ]
{FontAwesome}
\newcommand\fasymbol[1]{{\fontawesome\symbol{"F#1}}}
\newcommand\faPhone{\fasymbol{095}}
\begin{document}
\noindent
\faPhone{} Phone \\
\end{document}


For the symbol codes you can check the cheatsheet on their site. You'll find the icon name (eg: fa-skype) along with the hexadecimal unicode code for the symbol (eg: &#xf17e;). From the unicode code you can use the last three numbers/letters in capitals (17E) in the custom \fasymbol command. For this example I've created three macro's.

• Concerning your first solution I cannot have skype icon while having added it manually. Also how could we have an icon for mobile?
– Y_gr
Jun 10, 2014 at 8:50
• @giannis: have you tried installing Font Awesome as a system font? Jun 11, 2014 at 15:17
• yes i have tried it, but still I have no result.
– Y_gr
Jun 14, 2014 at 12:15
• @giannis: In that case either try the second method or wait for an update. Jun 18, 2014 at 10:14

I used this solution found on the net and adapted to my needs, working on classic theme of moderncv:

\usepackage{tikz}
\pgfdeclareimage[height=.7\baselineskip]{SK}{skype_gray.png}
\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\skypesocialsymbol}{
\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay,remember picture] {\pgfuseimage{SK}};
\end{tikzpicture}
}

You have to place into your project directory a image of skype logo, here called skype_gray.png. Now you can write:
\skype{yourskypename}