I'm recompiling my CV after updating a few details. I use a few icons throughout which have previously worked with no issues, but are not showing anymore.

I get no warnings or errors. I've provided a simplified version of the code below which also compiles with no errors or warnings, but does not show the icons either:





Can someone please help?

  • 1
    Are you sure you have the latest (4.3) version of the fonts? I compile without any problem (even with pdflatex now).
    – Bernard
    Jul 17, 2015 at 17:05
  • When I try to compile this (with xelatex in MacTeX 2015), I get the error message fontspec error: "font-not-found", even though fontawesome is included with MacTex 2015. I don't understand why. (Also, you don't need to load fontspec, since it's loaded with fontawesome, and it's not clear to me what graphicx is doing in your MWE.)
    – Sverre
    Jul 17, 2015 at 17:40
  • I left graphicx in by accident, removing that from the MWE still results in the icons not loading. I have loaded fontspec as that is used elsewhere in my full document - but again removing from the MWE still results in icons not loading @Sverre
    – Ashley
    Jul 17, 2015 at 17:50
  • Okay so @Bernard I've confirmed that I have the latest version of the fonts.
    – Ashley
    Jul 17, 2015 at 17:54
  • Interestingly compiling with LuaLatex rather than XeLaTeX works for the MWE, but my full CV won't compile with LuaLatex. Does this help diagnose?
    – Ashley
    Jul 17, 2015 at 17:55

2 Answers 2


If compiling with XeLaTeX then fontspec package must be included. An example using this method in the modern cv resume:

% !TeX TS-program = xelatex


\title{Resum\`e title} 




\faLinkedin \, hello
\faLinkedinSign \,  hello 



I don't know why, but I can only get fontawesome printed using pdfLatex writing the \faicon inside a Tikz node!

\tikz \node[scale=2] at (0,0) {\faBalanceScale};

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