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I want to draw an arrow like this:

enter image description here

I found this question which is kind of similar, but it relies on that the circle is fully drawn. What I want to do is to draw an ellipsis which has a small gap in it and an arrow on one of the edges.

It would also be cool if the gap was created by actually not drawing the line - not by drawing some white on top of the ellipsis.

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You can use an arc path with start angle and end angle not adding up to 360.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw [-latex, thick, rotate=-30] (0,0) arc [start angle=-190, end angle=160, x radius=1cm, y radius=2cm];
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
  • That's awesome! And so simple! – gablin Mar 31 '12 at 13:49

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