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I often use my mobile Lumia to access Stack Exchange and answer posts. The one problem I face is the keyboard on my mobile does not have a ` (backtick) character so I am not able to format text like `this` in my code.

Is there some alternate way to get these quotes? I'm not sure if there's an alternate way to do the same thing in HTML.

I read the formatting tips, but couldn't find alternate ways of formatting code. Is there anything that I missed?

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Try <code>add code here</code> – hims056 Oct 25 '12 at 13:45
Did you try pressing apostroph for about 1-2 seconds? It should open a menu with some more options. – Ral Zarek Oct 25 '12 at 14:42
@ralZarek damn..that works :-D.. Can you post that as an answer ? – Mukul Goel Oct 25 '12 at 14:46

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The character is called a Grave accent but known to programmers as a backtick.

That said, I couldn't find anything that indicates how to enter the backtick on a Lumia device.

However, the Stack Exchange sites honor the <code> HTML element; enclosing backticks is just shorthand that Markdown uses to represent the same thing.

It's more typing, unfortunately but it will be honored.

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Thank you for your reply – Mukul Goel Oct 25 '12 at 13:59
@MukulGoel No problem. – casperOne Oct 25 '12 at 13:59

Backtick can be done on a Lumia by holding down the single quote character. (Similar to getting a ? by holding down .)

Just saw someone posted this as a comment - sorry!

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