# How to typeset “TikZ”?

I know I can use the macros \TeX and \LaTeX for typesetting the names of TeX and LaTeX (including the necessary vertical alignment trick).

But how am I supposed to typeset "TikZ"? (I am asking because I'd like to mention TikZ in the Colophon of a book).

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Look at the manual. It’s typeset as Ti\textit{k}Z

You may create a new command fi you like to use it more than one time. If you use xspace it cares for the following space.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{xspace}
\newcommmand{\TikZ}{Ti\textit{k}Z\xspace}

\begin{document}
\TikZ with a following space and without \TikZ.
\end{document}

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Thank you very much! I hadn't found it in the manual. – Jay Jul 4 '12 at 16:58
In the sources of the pgfmanual (/pgf/doc/generic/pgf/macros/pgfmanual-en-macros.tex) : \def\tikzname{Ti\emph{k}Z} possible \newcommand*\Tikz{Ti\textit kZ} – Alain Matthes Jul 4 '12 at 16:59
It’s on the title page, page 3, 19, 20, 21, … and many more ;-) – Tobi Jul 4 '12 at 17:00
@Altermundus: I prefer \textit to be sure that it’s italic – Tobi Jul 4 '12 at 17:01
Yes I gave the macro found in pgfmanual-en-macros.tex. It's strange to use two different definitions ... – Alain Matthes Jul 4 '12 at 17:04
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