# TeX Live 2015, moderncv and \footersymbol

With TeX Live 2014 I could use the command

``````\renewcommand*{\footersymbol}{{{\rmfamily\textcolor{color2}{~--~}}}}
``````

to change the footer symbol in moderncv (`\moderncvstyle{casual}`). After the installation of TeX Live 2015 via the installer as described here and also with the `texlive-full` package in Ubuntu, I get the error message

``````./cv.tex:81: LaTeX Error: \footersymbol undefined.
l.81 \renewcommand*{\footersymbol}
make: *** [compositiv] Error 1
``````

I use `\renewcommand*{\footersymbol …` to change the delimiter between the phone number and the mail address from the `•` to `–`.

The delimiter between street, city and country is the default behaviour.

What I'm doing wrong?

With the change from TeX Live 2014 to TeX Live 2015 you got a new version of document class `moderncv`. The version I have is `moderncv 2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter document class`.

Sometimes the author changed or better renamed some of the varaibles he uses in the class.

That happened also with your used variable `\footersymbol`. Now it is defined as

``````\newcommand*{\footsymbol}{%
{~~~{\rmfamily\textbullet}~~~}}
``````

Please see that you can omit the color that you used in your old command. The color is now set for the hole footer. The `\rmfamily` can you omit depending of your used font. If you get warnings in the footer, just add it again. See the file `moderncvfooti.sty`, lines 29-30 (read the comment!) and lines 76-97 (in line 82 the color is set).

So you can use now:

``````\renewcommand*{\footsymbol}{%
{{\rmfamily~--~}}%
}
``````

or without `\rmfamily`:

``````\renewcommand*{\footsymbol}{%
{~--~}%
}
``````

You can use this only if `moderncvfooti.sty` is called, for example with style `casual`.

Result with added last `\renewcommand` in example cv of `moderncv` with style `casual`:

If you look at `moderncvfooti.sty` you can see the following lines:

``````\newcommand*{\footsymbol}{%
{~~~{\rmfamily\textbullet}~~~}}% [...stripped comment...]
``````


• Works, thank you, I now use `\renewcommand*{\footsymbol}{{{\rmfamily\textcolor{color2}{~--~}}}}` – A.B. Oct 28 '15 at 11:55
• Sorry for the unaccepted answer. @Kurt answer is a little bit better. :\ – A.B. Oct 28 '15 at 12:12
• @A.B. It is far better. Of course had to be accepted ;-) – Astrinus Oct 28 '15 at 16:41