Is there a command to draw upper half of an arrow in tikz? Something similar to:

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    Yes; see 16.3.5 in the PGF 3.0 documentation.
    – jub0bs
    Aug 9, 2014 at 19:03

2 Answers 2


This can be easily obtained via arrows.meta library in PGF 3.0. The shape you requested belong to the Staight Barb family (See PGF 3.0 documentation page 206). As a MWE, see this simple code and the output below it:


\draw [-{Straight Barb[left]}] (0,0)--(0.5,0);


The output here is:

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You can also use a symbol from latexsym package.






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