[Tex/LaTex] Why the name TikZ


Presumably the "Ti" in TikZ comes from Till Tantau. If so, what does the rest of the name stand for? If not, why is the package named that way?

Best Answer

It's a recursive acronym and it is explained in the manual.

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(German for: TikZ is not a drawing program)

I guess the first letter T stems from Till Tantau.

Just in case the question comes up, PGF stands for “portable graphics format“. From the manual as well (emphasis is mine):

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