I have one questions regarding moderncv. here

The first one: I could not figure out how to remove the symbols from moderncv. I tried the linked answer and past into the moderncv.cls and nothing changed it.

Removing Symbols from moderncv Document

I tried this:

\renewcommand*{\addresssymbol}       {}
\renewcommand*{\mobilephonesymbol}   {}
\renewcommand*{\fixedphonesymbol}    {}
\renewcommand*{\faxphonesymbol}      {}
\renewcommand*{\emailsymbol}         {}
\renewcommand*{\homepagesymbol}      {}
\renewcommand*{\twittersocialsymbol} {}
\renewcommand*{\githubsocialsymbol}  {}

I would appreciate any help Some code in the main.


I am working with

%% start of file `template.tex'.
%% Copyright 2006-2013 Xavier Danaux ([email protected]).
%% This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
% conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License version 1.3c,
% available at http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/.

  • 3
    First of all: You should not change the .cls file... Second: Provide a compilable document and specify, which symbols should be removed...
    – user31729
    Mar 27, 2018 at 11:54
  • 1
    What's the problem with thoses symbols? Why removing them ?
    – PTRK
    Mar 27, 2018 at 12:04
  • @ChristianHupfer How can I share this document. I will add the free source for this cover letter.
    – may
    Mar 27, 2018 at 12:18
  • @Mayra: You can edit your question and paste the code
    – user31729
    Mar 27, 2018 at 12:19
  • 1
    Please provide a full minimal working example starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document} instead of code snippets. Otherwise we have no way of testing anything.
    – campa
    Mar 27, 2018 at 12:42

1 Answer 1


You need not to change the class file, simply add the \renewcommands in your letter code.

Please note that the current version of class moderncv is 2.0.0. The github repository you linked to uses an outdated version! Better use the current one!

With the following MWE


\moderncvstyle{classic} % casual, classic, banking, oldstyle and fancy

\renewcommand*{\addresssymbol}       {} % <=============================
\renewcommand*{\mobilephonesymbol}   {}
\renewcommand*{\fixedphonesymbol}    {}
\renewcommand*{\faxphonesymbol}      {}
\renewcommand*{\emailsymbol}         {}
\renewcommand*{\homepagesymbol}      {}
\renewcommand*{\twittersocialsymbol} {}
\renewcommand*{\githubsocialsymbol}  {} % <=============================



% personal data
\title{Resumé title}
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}
\email{[email protected]}
\extrainfo{additional information}
\quote{Some quote}



%-----       letter       ---------------------------------------------------------
% recipient data
\recipient{Company Recruitment team}{Company, Inc.\\123 somestreet\\some city}
\date{January 01, 1984}
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}
\closing{Yours faithfully,}
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}}

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you get the (wished?) result:

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