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TikZ shapes are extremely hard to create – even the documentation admits as much.

On the other hand, the selection of shapes that ships with the tikz package is pretty meagre – besides rectangles, circles, diamonds and regular polygons there isn’t much more. A split circle and a few strike outs is about all.

Is there an online repository of ready usable high-quality shapes?

For example, I’m searching for a tag shape and while this is of course straightforward to create myself1 it’s still a lot of work and most probably redundant since someone else must have needed the same shape aready.


1 I’ve already created a “document” shape with a dog ear in one corner based on the tutorial in the documentation. Including debugging and parameter tweaking, this has certainly taken me more than one hour.

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If there isn't there should be! Perhaps suggest to the texample crowd... –  Seamus Dec 26 '10 at 17:35
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I'm planning for some time to create a repository of small useful TikZ snippets where something like this would fit in, but I never get around to code a webpage for it... –  Caramdir Dec 26 '10 at 19:31
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I would be very interested to contribute to this open source initiative, if we agree to start it. One thing which will be very helpful is a collection of UML shapes. –  yegor256 Feb 25 '11 at 9:39
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Would you mind sharing your "document" shape example? –  Bart Jun 27 '12 at 13:41
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@Bart It’s on a computer that I haven’t touched in months. Next time I use this PC, I’ll try to remember copying it. But it’s not that well done anyway. –  Konrad Rudolph Jun 27 '12 at 14:11

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I do not know of a central repository, however, there are a lot of examples at TeXample

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I like this one: texample.net/tikz/examples/parameterised-pig –  xport Jan 4 '11 at 11:53
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but most of those aren’t new node shapes, just examples of the existing shapes. For example, the pig “shape” mentioned by @xport isn’t actually a node shape. It’s just a macro that uses a tikz picture. In fact, only three of those examples declare new shapes … –  Konrad Rudolph Jan 4 '11 at 13:06

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