# Font Awesome Skype icon doesn't work with moderncv

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and XeLaTeX. Here is my minimal working example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,roman,english]{moderncv}
\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
\usepackage[scale=0.75,a4paper]{geometry}
\usepackage{xunicode}
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Times New Roman}
\newfontfamily{\cyrillicfonttt}{Courier New}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage[babelshorthands=true]{russian}
\setotherlanguage[variant=us]{english}

\usepackage{fontawesome}
\newfontfamily{\FA}{FontAwesome}

\firstname{John}
\familyname{Smith}
\title{TeX writer}

\begin{document}
\makecvtitle
\end{document}


Skype Font Awesome symbol has been created like in this question. But for some strange reason it doen't work properly:

What am I doing wrong? I have tried to replace "F17E with "F117 and it worked just fine.

• Isn't it obvious? Update the font. Get the new otf from the fontawesome webpage. Btw: Don>'t load xunicode before xltxtra. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 8 '14 at 14:23

The font FontAwesome.otf in TeX Live (January 2014) has version 3.1.0:

$otfinfo --font-version$(kpsewhich FontAwesome.otf)
Version 3.1.0 2013


However icons.yml shows that the glyph Skype was created in version 3.2:

- name:       Skype
id:         skype
unicode:    f17e
created:    3.2
categories:
- Brand Icons


Then the following LaTeX code should do:

\usepackage{fontawesome}


## Which font file is found by XeTeX?

XeTeX writes an extended DVI format that is converted by xdvipdfmx to PDF. If the latter program gets option -v (be verbose), then it prints the location of the font files that are used by it. Options can be passed to xdvipdfmx via option -output-driver of XeTeX:

xelatex "-output-driver=xdvipdfmx -v" test


Then the found font file with path is printed on the console.

• Thank you for your answer! Unfortunately, it doesn't work either. I'm not using TeX Live and have the latest version of FontAwesome. Also I have checked in some WYSIWYG-editors that the Skype symbol exists in the font. – Vladimir Panchenko Feb 8 '14 at 14:52
• @VladimirPanchenko: Perhaps you have the font twice and the wrong version is found and used by XeTeX. – Heiko Oberdiek Feb 8 '14 at 15:11
• I tried to unistall all Font Awesome fonts and install last version again. It didn't help at all. – Vladimir Panchenko Feb 8 '14 at 16:29
• @VladimirPanchenko: You have to search for different font files. The font might be installed in the system and in the TeX installation. Installing a new version will not help, if there is an older version lying around to be found by XeTeX. – Heiko Oberdiek Feb 8 '14 at 16:38
• Thank you, old font file in MiKTeX folder was the problem! – Vladimir Panchenko Feb 8 '14 at 18:02