I showed someone in the Bridge how to make a shrug emoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and while discussing the use of backticks, code blocks and backslashes in markdown, I realized that it's impossible to type backtick backslash backtick in a code block in chat, or if there is a way, I haven't figured it out yet. I've tried a bunch of things in the sandbox, but I can't get it to work.

What I want to achieve is `\`, but in a chat message. However, when I type `` `\` `` in chat, it tries to render it a couple times and then doesn't render what I hoped it would.

How can I make `\` appear in chat?


This seems to work:


(proof - that's really an inline code block, see below)

This string is composed of two backticks, a zero width space, `\`, another zero width space, and again two backticks. So basically what you already had, but with zero width spaces instead of regular ones. There might be easier ways, though ...

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    yeah, I'm hoping for an easier way that does not involve inserting random Unicode characters in the message. – Nzall Sep 26 at 14:13

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