With TeX Live 2014 I could use the command


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 .

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

What I'm doing wrong?


2 Answers 2


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


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:


or without \rmfamily:


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:

changed footer in casual style


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

    {~~~{\rmfamily\textbullet}~~~}}% [...stripped comment...]

So now you should not \renewcommand{\footersymbol} but \renewcommand{\footsymbol} instead.

  • Works, thank you, I now use \renewcommand*{\footsymbol}{{{\rmfamily\textcolor{color2}{~--~}}}}
    – A.B.
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 11:55
  • Sorry for the unaccepted answer. @Kurt answer is a little bit better. :\
    – A.B.
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 12:12
  • @A.B. It is far better. Of course had to be accepted ;-)
    – Astrinus
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 16:41

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