15

I created i cv using the package moderncv. I also would like to create a letter. So far i used scrlttr2 package, but it uses a different font than moderncv, so it looks inconsistent. So my question is how do i set the same font.

  • 1
    If i remember correctly the moderncv template itself has latex code to typeset the covering letter in the last page. you can uncomment them when you need – texenthusiast Jun 26 '12 at 18:07
14

Actually, a combination of the two answers given will give the desired result:

\documentclass{scrlttr2}

% ---- beginning of relevant part
\usepackage{lmodern}% Latin Modern typeface (font)
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}% T1 font encoding for high quality font output

\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}% Latin Modern's sans serif font family as default
% ---- end of relevant part

\usepackage[english]{babel}% needed for scrlttr2

\usepackage{lipsum}% just for dummy text

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}

The font size doesn't really matter, but you could change it with an option to \documentclass.


Here's what's happening in moderncv.cls:

l. 53ff:

% font type options
\DeclareOption{sans}{\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}}
\DeclareOption{roman}{\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\rmdefault}}

l. 61f:

% execute default options
\ExecuteOptions{a4paper,11pt,sans,final}

l. 85ff:

% automatic loading of latin modern fonts if present on the system
\IfFileExists{lmodern.sty}
  {\RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc}\RequirePackage{lmodern}}
  {}
1

In moderncv class I found the standard font sans 11pt

You can use that with

\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}
\input{size11.clo}
1

Use the lmodern Font, which is the standard in moderncv (moderncv.cls, line 86)

\usepackage{lmodern}
  • 1
    A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). – doncherry Jun 26 '12 at 18:23
  • arg, that's what I wanted... seems I missed the button. – Juri Robl Jun 26 '12 at 19:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.