# Is it possible to use the singulars for the items in “Personal information” in europecv

I am using europecv and defined my personal information using its commands (like this):

\ecvname{Hüsken, Nathan}


Now, when I put in

\ecvpersonalinfo


The output uses:

Surname(s) / First name(s)


As the item title. Can I somehow make it singular (remove the s)? I want to do the same for all the other items in "Personal information".

Of course, I could just not use the "\ecvpersonalinfo" command, but I am trying to stick to it.

Here is a MWE

\documentclass[a4paper,nologo,notitle,noflag,booktabs]{europecv}
\usepackage[USenglish]{babel}
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}

\ecvname{Hüsken, Nathan}

\begin{document}

\begin{europecv}
\ecvpersonalinfo

\end{europecv}

\end{document}


which prouces this output:

• Could you please include a complete MWE? – LaRiFaRi Mar 15 '16 at 15:54
• @LaRiFaRi edited to add the MWE – Nathan Mar 15 '16 at 15:59

The class europecv simulates the form of the official Europe CV for the EU (old version before 2013. the current version can be used with class europecv2013). See more information on the homepage of europass in english.

Please see that there are two versions of the europass, an older one (class euroecv, today outdated, you used it in your screenshot) and the current one (class europecv2013, see examples on homepage in given link).

As you can see both versions are official documents used in europe. The class europecv simulates this old official document so changes on the template should not be done, if you want to use the resulting CV in Europe.

Although I think the accepted answer provides a good answer, I also had the same issue. I wanted to change the output of a predefined command because in Germany we normally write E-Mail and not E-mail with a lowercase “m”, which is predefined. For your case you just have to write

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\ecv@namekey}{Surname / First name}
\makeatother


More info about \makeatletter and \makeatother can be found here