[Tex/LaTex] No pdf is being produced while using moderncv (most likely because of special icons)


I'm trying to write a résumé using modern CV. The problems I encouter are strangely similar to those tackled here. I tried the solution suggested there, to no avail, hence this post. Here is what I am trying to compile :





The warnings I got when trying to compile are the following :

  • you have requested package modercvheadii but the package provides
  • you have requested package modercvbodyi but the package provides
  • you have requested package modercvfooti but the package provides
  • Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 15–15
  • Font shape U/fontawesometwo/m/sl' undefined using
    U/fontawesometwo/m/n' instead on input line 17.
  • Some font shapes were not available, defaults substituted.

I tried both \maketitle & \makecvtitle they both showed the same error. If I omit the \maketitle then it runs & only a pdf with whatever I put after is produced.

I suspect that this has to do with special icons like mobile or email icons on the address lines (which were the problem in the post I linked above) but, as I said, the fix doesn't seem to work.

I'm using Texmaker with most updated Miktex. Can anybody please help?

Best Answer

Compile the file with XeLaTeX. It runs smoothely. With pdflatex I get the same errors as you.

edit:// Version 2.0.0 of the moderncvpackage on github provides several templates. The classic template uses a different iconset as can be seen in the *.sty file (cf. here)

% symbols

The casual Theme uses

% symbols

In the project's Changelog you can note the following:

version 1.5.1 (29 Apr 2013) - made sure that XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX is in use before loading the awesome icon set and if not, revert to the marvosym icon set.

version 1.5.0 (23 Apr 2013) [...] - added a new icon set: "awesome" (using the icons from the Font Awesome font).

It is my guess that the 'fallback' method as described in 1.5.1 ceased working with the new version. Therefore the necessity to use XeLatex explicitly, since no fallback loads the old symbols that are compatible with pdflatex

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