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I have a HTC One S with Android version 4.0.3. On the short keypad I can't find a way to do a backtick. Am I just missing it, or is there a way to enable additional characters? (Or maybe a better soft keypad to download?)

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There are plenty of 3rd party keyboards available, e.g. SlideIt, SwiftKey, Swype or Hacker's Keyboard –  ce4 Nov 10 '12 at 17:29
@ce4 From your list at least SwiftKey doesn't have backticks. –  Richard Borcsik Nov 10 '12 at 20:05
@RichardBorcsik: Sure it does. See my answer. –  Al E. Nov 10 '12 at 20:06
@AlEverett This is faceplam worthy moment. I've been using it since the first betas and haven't noticed it. Lol. –  Richard Borcsik Nov 11 '12 at 12:06

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On my Galaxy Nexus with the default Android keyboard I see the backtick (aka grave) on the secondary symbol screen. ?123 then =\< and ` is the second key in the top row.

I normally use SwiftKey 3, however, and I find it as one of the options on a long-press of ' on the secondary keyboard (accessed by pressing the 123 key).

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On the standard Jelly Bean keyboard, which is the next sub-version after ICS (I class a sub-version as a version in which only the number after the decimal point is incremented), you access the backtick (`) by pressing the ?123 button, the =\< button and then the ` button is the second on the top row, from the left.

However, you may need to enable an extended or QWERTY keyboard - this can usually be done from the keyboard settings, which can be accessed at:

System Settings --> Language and Input --> Press the little setting icon next to your input method/keyboard.

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Press and hold the C key and the list comes with a backtick.

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