The backtick character
` (or the grave accent) is widely used from keyboard to generate accent characters like
à , is used in programming to escape keys, name of fields or in markdown to define code snippets.
The backtick can be found on a dead key that is used to attach a diacritic to a base letter.
QWERTY and QWERTZ keyboard layout
On QWERTY and QWERTZ keyboards, the dead key is located near the one with number 1, on the left side.
AZERTY France keyboard layout
On AZERTY France keyboard layout, the dead key is located between number 6 and number 8 keys, on number 7 key. You must press
Alt Gr +
AZERTY Belgium keyboard layout
On AZERTY Belgium keyboard layout, the dead key is located near Enter key, on left side of it. Same as on AZERTY France, you must press
Alt Gr with it.
If you don’t have one of these keyboard layouts or you can not find the key, an alt code exists. You must hold left
Alt and type a combination of numbers to generate the character.
- Alt + 96
- Alt + 096
- Alt + 0060
Example: Hold left Alt, press 9, release 9, press 6, release 6 and release Alt.