I want to make a diagram like A--->B, but there are two arrows, one written f_1 and another with f_2.

I tried \stackrel, but this gives arrows with different sizes.

If using \mathop{}_{under}^{over}, then the vertical separation is too large.

I also tried tikz, but the height position does not match the inline text.


My tikz example code

\textbf{cokernel} of
  \node (a) at (0,0){$A$};
  \node (b) at (1.5,0){$X$};
  ([yshift=2pt]a.east)edge node[above]{$f_1$}([yshift=2pt]b.west)
  ([yshift=-2pt]a.east)edge node[below]{$f_2$}([yshift=-2pt]b.west);



And no matter how I adjust the y-position of node (a),(b), it just does not move to the right place.

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem or what you tried so far. It would also be helpful to see a picture of what you try to accomplish. I can't imagine that much from you description, but it should be possible with TikZ.
    – Ronny
    Dec 13 '13 at 9:14
  • I just edit the question. Take a look. Dec 13 '13 at 9:49
  • Thanks, but i think the result is quite nice, that you have with TikZ, so what do you mena by “move to the right place”? In line with the text before?
    – Ronny
    Dec 13 '13 at 9:55
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    Are you looking for tex.stackexchange.com/q/65932/15925 ? Dec 13 '13 at 9:59
  • ...which would in your case be baseline=(a.base)
    – Ronny
    Dec 13 '13 at 10:04

Here is a solution using xy. If you don't need tikz...


\textbf{cokernel} of $\xymatrix{A\ar@<3pt>[r]^{f_1} \ar@<-3pt>[r]_{f_2} & X}$

enter image description here

If you don't like that arrow tips you can change it using \xyoption{tips} on preamble (or \usepackage[all,cmtips]{xy} as suggested by @egreg) and then change the arrow tip with

\SelectTips{cm}{10}$\xymatrix{A\ar@<3pt>[r]^{f_1} \ar@<-3pt>[r]_{f_2} & X}$

where cm means Computer Modern. You also can use lu or eu. See the results

enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

  • Isn't \usepackage[all,cmtips]{xy} better for selecting CM tips?
    – egreg
    Dec 16 '13 at 0:01
  • @egreg, it could be. I'll edit and insert your suggestion.
    – Sigur
    Dec 16 '13 at 12:01

If you use tikz-cd, the baseline works well automatically:

\textbf{cokernel} of
A \ar[yshift=2pt]{r}{f_1} \ar[yshift=-2pt]{r}[swap]{f_2} & X


enter image description here

Personally, I prefer tikz-cd to xy because to my eyes, the arrow tips in xy are not correctly aligned with the shafts.

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