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Earlier, I tried answering a question using my mobile device (Gingerbread), but discovered that it wasn't possible to add code. Both my physical and logical keyboard (Swype) lack the ` key to insert code. Was this intentional, or is this indeed a bug?

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possible duplicate of Alternative to backtick escapes for non-US keyboard? – Arjan Apr 23 '12 at 15:52
    
(Not a true duplicate, but I feel its answers would answer the same question. Also note that code blocks use 4 space indentation rather than backticks.) – Arjan Apr 23 '12 at 15:53
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Yep, we intentionally left it off your keyboard, sorry! – Nick Craver Apr 23 '12 at 15:53
    
Or, better: How to format question while using SO on phone. Also no answer yet, I'm afraid. – Arjan Apr 23 '12 at 15:58
    
@Arjan: The only problem is that my phone is an Android. I'll add that into the question momentarily. I also looked around and didn't see any truly satisfactory answers to my question. The four spaces may work, but not with inline code. – Makoto Apr 23 '12 at 16:03
    
I don't think the type of device matters a lot? (True, the other questions might not have good answers, but I'd say that any answer to this very question also applies to the other questions.) – Arjan Apr 23 '12 at 16:17
    
Different devices have different soft keyboards. I see your point and agree though; if an answer applied here, then it would apply to most mobile devices. – Makoto Apr 23 '12 at 16:19
    
Also, the choice in your actual question has been answered by Nick ;-) As an aside: on ICS the backtick is hidden at ?123 followed by =/<, 2nd key on the first row... – Arjan Apr 23 '12 at 16:27
    
Should have bought an iPhone... – Cody Gray Apr 23 '12 at 23:31
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Answering from a gingerbread mobile device with the swype keyboard. You can indeed insert code, just press and hold the . button. It'll change to a ', but if you keep holding it'll change to 4 other options, including `.

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This is what I was looking for (embarrassingly enough). Thank you. – Makoto Apr 24 '12 at 2:05

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