# Skype icon on moderncv

I am using moderncv with classic style.

I wrote my personal info on the top of the page, precisely on the left of my picture. I need to write my linkedln and skype account in the same line so as not to overcome one page for my CV. How can I create skype icon ? How can I write both the info of linkedln and skype on the same line with a short space in the middle?

Thank you

Edit Since the OP was not able to add the code from the comment, I do it for him/her in this 'outstanding' case. (C.Hupfer)

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[a4paper, top=1.5cm, bottom=0.5cm, left=1cm, right=1cm,nofoot]{geometry}
\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}
\renewcommand*{\namefont}{\fontsize{35}{80}\mdseries\upshape}
\renewcommand*{\titlefont}{\fontsize{15}{80}\mdseries\upshape}
\firstname{V}
\familyname{M}
\title{Curriculum Vit\ae{}}
\mobile{xxxx}
\email{xxx}
\social[linkedin]{xxxx} %NOW HERE I WOULD LIKE TO ADD SKYPE ON THE SAME LINE
\extrainfo{Born in XXX (XXX), on June XX, XXX \\ Car owner, License Drive A, B} %\photo[60pt][0.4pt]{pictures/Fototessera_3} \begin{document} \vspace*{-15.5mm}
\makecvtitle \vspace*{-11.7mm} \hrulefill \hspace{2pt}
\today

\end{document}

• Possible duplicate of tex.stackexchange.com/questions/172191/…
– user31729
Jul 10, 2014 at 19:52
• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please use the search text field in order to look whether there already questions (and hopefully answers too) connected to your request
– user31729
Jul 10, 2014 at 19:53
• Partially, but how can I modify my body program to let the programm to run? How can I put both linkedln and skype on the same line? Jul 10, 2014 at 20:10
• In the linked question, there are also links to other questions, for example tex.stackexchange.com/questions/141176/…
– user31729
Jul 10, 2014 at 20:19

My suggests are to follow the guidelines presented in Skype Icon in the CV template? in order to obtain a viable S-Logo symbol. Then include the LinkedIn and Skype symbols as part of the \extrainfo content where you have more control over the placement of things:

\newsavebox{\skypeicon}
\savebox{\skypeicon}{\includegraphics[height=.8\baselineskip]{example-image}}% https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/172191/5764
\newcommand{\skypesocialsymbol}{\usebox{\skypeicon}}

Born in XXX (XXX), on June XX, XXX \\ Car owner, License Drive A, B} %


In the above code snippet, there is no usage of \social and \skypeicon relies on getting an image from the linked post.

Here is an example using a tikz approach:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}
\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[a4paper, top=1.5cm, bottom=0.5cm, left=1cm, right=1cm,nofoot]{geometry}
\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}
\renewcommand*{\namefont}{\fontsize{35}{80}\mdseries\upshape}
\renewcommand*{\titlefont}{\fontsize{15}{80}\mdseries\upshape}

\newcommand*{\skypesocialsymbol} {%
\protect\raisebox{-0.085em}{%
\protect\begin{tikzpicture}[y=0.08em,x=0.08em,xscale=0.022,yscale=-0.022, inner sep=0pt, outer sep=0pt]
\protect\path[fill=color2,even odd rule] (487.6550,288.9690) .. controls (489.0610,278.5690) and
(489.8700,267.9960) .. (489.8700,257.2330) .. controls (489.8700,128.0770) and
(384.5990,23.3610) .. (254.7670,23.3610) .. controls (241.8630,23.3610) and
(229.2120,24.4210) .. (216.9010,26.4410) .. controls (194.8280,12.0570) and
(168.5590,3.6740) .. (140.2880,3.6740) .. controls (62.7660,3.6740) and
(0.0000,66.4820) .. (0.0000,143.9800) .. controls (0.0000,172.1780) and
(8.2990,198.3740) .. (22.5900,220.3690) .. controls (20.6650,232.3860) and
(19.6810,244.6920) .. (19.6810,257.2290) .. controls (19.6810,386.4050) and
(124.8980,491.1100) .. (254.7660,491.1100) .. controls (269.4230,491.1100) and
(283.6930,489.6840) .. (297.5620,487.1780) .. controls (319.1120,500.5470) and
(344.4960,508.3260) .. (371.7080,508.3260) .. controls (449.2100,508.3260) and
(512.0010,445.5020) .. (512.0010,368.0120) .. controls (511.9980,338.7190) and
(503.0410,311.4840) .. (487.6550,288.9690) -- cycle(276.7400,429.5960) ..
controls (202.0340,433.4870) and (167.0750,416.9590) .. (135.0500,386.9050) ..
controls (99.2850,353.3370) and (113.6520,315.0500) .. (142.7900,313.1040) ..
controls (171.9120,311.1590) and (189.3980,346.1160) .. (204.9410,355.8400) ..
controls (220.4650,365.5280) and (279.5340,387.6000) .. (310.7350,351.9320) ..
controls (344.7100,313.1040) and (288.1410,293.0120) .. (246.6760,286.9300) ..
controls (187.4730,278.1640) and (112.7260,246.1370) .. (118.5410,183.0230) ..
controls (124.3580,119.9490) and (172.1230,87.6090) .. (222.3910,83.0470) ..
controls (286.4680,77.2300) and (328.1820,92.7540) .. (361.1760,120.9070) ..
controls (399.3270,153.4360) and (378.6840,189.8010) .. (354.3770,192.7270) ..
controls (330.1660,195.6360) and (302.9730,139.2230) .. (249.5860,138.3750) ..
controls (194.5590,137.5110) and (157.3690,195.6360) .. (225.3000,212.1590) ..
controls (293.2660,228.6640) and (366.0500,235.4450) .. (392.2610,297.5760) ..
controls (418.4900,359.7130) and (351.5070,425.7010) .. (276.7400,429.5960) --
cycle;
\protect\end{tikzpicture}}%
~}

\title{Curriculum Vit\ae{}}
\mobile{xxxx}
\email{xxx}
Born in XXX (XXX), on June XX, XXX \\ Car owner, License Drive A, B}
%\photo[60pt][0.4pt]{pictures/Fototessera_3}

\begin{document}
\vspace*{-15.5mm}
\makecvtitle % Print the CV title
\vspace*{-11.7mm}
\hrulefill \hspace{2pt} \today
\end{document}


If you want to compile with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, you can use the fontawesome package. Fontawesome is a free font that contains many web symbols and the package eases its use. Unfortunately, the present version is based on version 3 of the fonts, and the Skype symbol appeared in version 4. So I made a macro to have access to it, with a faSkype command? You'll only have, in addition, to download the latest version of the fonts (4.1.0) from here, extract fontawesome.otf to your local texmf root, in ./fonts/otf and finally run texhash(TeX Live) or Refresh FNDB (MiKTeX).

Here is a code as an example:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article}

\usepackage[x11names]{xcolor}

\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Minion Pro}
\usepackage{fontawesome}

\begin{document}
This is the Skype symbol in the \emph{Fontawesome} font:

\begin{center}\Large
\end{center}

\end{document}


• how to add the skype icon in europass cv. fontawesome font is not working Jul 14, 2015 at 17:15
• Are you compiling with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX? Jul 14, 2015 at 17:20
• I am working from last one month ans still its not working. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/241885/… Jul 14, 2015 at 17:37
• This doesn't tell me what is your compiler! Jul 14, 2015 at 17:45
• Me using LaTeX Compiler Jul 14, 2015 at 17:58

On this argument I have an updated solution regarding the installation of the fontawesome.otf file (fontawesome.otf file download). Indeed it needs to be put to your local texmf root, in ./fonts/opentype/public/fontawesome/ and first you need to install the fontawesome sty file from the MikTex Package Manager (If you are using it). Onece this is done you also need to refresh the FNDB from the MikteX settings.

Moreover always remember to compile with XeLatex or LuaLatex. At the end of the story a simple code like this one should work:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome}