# [texhax] detexify

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue Feb 8 15:18:29 CET 2011

```Somewhat finally, a routine question:
Why is a drawing-to-TeX "conversion" tool called `detexify'?

Hope this helps -- Uwe.

"Peter Ragosch" , 28.01.2011 16:53:25:
> Am Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:38:20 +0000
> schrieb "Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)" :
>
>> Amazing !  I didn't even know that "\textdoublebaresh"
>> existed, yet I drew one and detexify told me its name !
>>
>> ** Phil.
>> --------
>> Michael Barr wrote:
>>
>> > A friend just sent me the following url:
>> > http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
>> > which allows you to draw a symbol and finds the tex code as well as
>> > where it is (e.g. amssymb). When you want something like it can be
>> > a big help and I recommend you try it.
>
> 1+++
>
> This is really a great help.
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