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Arrows in xy-pic have narrow heads, but I need heavy tips for my graphs. I tried the following arrow definition, but the tip of the arrow enters into the circle of graph node.




Would you please help me to avoid this problem?

How can I fill insdie the arrow tip? Or preferably get something like: Arrow tips

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Not a direct answer, but you can draw also XY-diagrams with tikz (eg: felixl.de/commu.pdf, or Better arrowheads in commutative diagrams –  JLDiaz Dec 17 '12 at 10:39
Just an addition to JLDiaz comment: based on TikZ there's also the tikz-cd package. –  Claudio Fiandrino Dec 17 '12 at 10:48
Thanks for links. Both stealth- and latex-style arrows in TikZ are great for my purpose. However, it is not convinient to reporoduce \xygraph{} drawings in TikZ that I am not familiar with. –  Aydin Dec 17 '12 at 13:42
Perhaps this answer would give you ideas: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/113437/stealth-arrow-in-math/…. There, a "stealth arrow" was added to the pre-existing font. Perhaps the stealth arrows would be an improvement, or if still not adequate, the answer might give direction on how to do this for another font set. –  Steven B. Segletes May 21 '13 at 11:45
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