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Grave Accent isn't a common character, so I fail to find it on many mobile keyboards like SwiftKey (Android). Can I have an alternative character in place of grave accent?

I am not requesting to replace it with new character because thousands of users are used to of it. I am requesting to create alias of it so that another character could also produce the same formatting output.

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I've had the same problem myself. There usually isn't a back tic on mobile keyboards... –  ɥʇǝS Feb 24 '13 at 20:59
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There is one on iPhones. Tap and hold the ' single quote button. –  Martijn Pieters Feb 24 '13 at 21:23
    
There's one on my droid keyboard also –  Hugo Dozois Feb 25 '13 at 0:54
    
It was on my previous keyboard (A.I. Type) too. After SwiftKey update with Flow, I switched to it again (Interestingly, I dropped it because of the SE's same thing)... –  Sachin Shekhar Feb 25 '13 at 1:16

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Well, you can always drop back to plain ol' HTML... Instead of `code`, use <code>code</code> for code.

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Thanks, but it's not the code. Wouldn't it smash the semantics? –  Sachin Shekhar Feb 24 '13 at 21:14
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If you're using that character for anything other than code formatting, you're already smashing the semantics. –  Shogging through the snow Feb 24 '13 at 21:17
    
Oh, I see.. :) But, it's not just me, I have seen it in culture on some SE site. BTW, why is it even allowed on non-tech SE sites? –  Sachin Shekhar Feb 24 '13 at 21:22
    
@SachinShekhar It's just regular markdown. It would be confusing to limit markdown to only what certain people think is needed, not to mention that some sites (like Chess beta) use it for other purposes. –  ɥʇǝS Feb 24 '13 at 21:31
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@SachinShekhar If you look at the page source, Markdown literally just turns `code` into <code> tags. –  cpast Feb 24 '13 at 23:33
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Some users seem to use it for just plain highlighting (as opposed to marking things typed into a computer). I cannot fathom why they seem to want to do this, as it reduces the readability of their text. –  Donal Fellows Feb 25 '13 at 0:27
    
I'm using grave accent key for pop-up linux console and I'm looking for the ways now to remap this important key somewhere else! –  Ilia Rostovtsev Aug 20 '13 at 8:53

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