When you want to add a comment you get this:

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I just don't know where to find this: ` symbol in my keyboard, I tried every button but still no luck. can somebody tell me how to add it to format a code.

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    What kind of keyboard do you have? – Oded Jan 27 '14 at 20:18
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    you can always do alt + 096 on your numpad to generate it. – rene Jan 27 '14 at 20:19
  • @Oded what do you mean? and how can I get the type of keyboard? – Mhmd Jan 27 '14 at 20:20
  • `` wow it is working thank you @rene – Mhmd Jan 27 '14 at 20:20
  • I mean, is it a specific country/language one? Like French, UK, US? On my UK keyboard, the backtick is on the same button as the pipe is. – Oded Jan 27 '14 at 20:21
  • Have a look here and choose one en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout – rene Jan 27 '14 at 20:21
  • I guess it is the Colemak keyboard layout but I'm not so sure. – Mhmd Jan 27 '14 at 20:23
  • It looks like it is left of the 1 on a Colemak board. – rene Jan 27 '14 at 20:26
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    You mean the broken bar right @Oded..? The pipe is bottom left on a UK QWERTY keyboard (I really hope I haven't been wrong all this time!) – ben is uǝq backwards Jan 27 '14 at 20:29
  • oh that's right. I pressed it previously but it gave me some weird letter. now it is working. – Mhmd Jan 27 '14 at 20:30

I had no idea I had it on my keyboard before SO either.

Kind of embarrassing for me.

Here it is on EN-US on a standard English keyboard.

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  • That's because Markdown is the only thing I've ever seen that gives backtick a specific meaning. – Robert Harvey Jan 27 '14 at 20:51
  • MySQL @Robert :-(. It's for quoted identifiers... and it's horrible when people don't use code tags. – ben is uǝq backwards Jan 27 '14 at 20:52
  • I stand corrected. – Robert Harvey Jan 27 '14 at 20:53

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