# Fontawesome icons not showing

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:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome}

\begin{document}

hello

\end{document}


• Are you sure you have the latest (4.3) version of the fonts? I compile without any problem (even with pdflatex now). Jul 17 '15 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.) Jul 17 '15 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 Jul 17 '15 at 17:50
• Okay so @Bernard I've confirmed that I have the latest version of the fonts. Jul 17 '15 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? Jul 17 '15 at 17:55

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

% !TeX TS-program = xelatex

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}
\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
\usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry}
\usepackage{fontawesome}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{tikz}

\name{John}{Doe}
\title{Resum\e title}
\phone[mobile]{+1~(234)~567~890}
\phone[fixed]{+2~(345)~678~901}
\phone[fax]{+3~(456)~789~012}
\email{john@doe.org}
\homepage{www.johndoe.com}
\social[github]{jdoe}

\moderncvicons{awesome}

\begin{document}

\makecvtitle


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