Ever since I decided that
` was the best means to toggle Yakuake (which has been my lifeline for an integral part of the way I work for a long time now), typing
` whenever I needed it has been hell.
After going through a great deal and self doubt, the final outcome deserves being documented.
The way to type a backtick without using the backtick key is through its unicode. The following are the ways to type unicode:
Shift + Ctrol + U follow by the unicode and a
Shift + Ctrol + U 0060
enter converts to a
### In Webstorm
Unfortunately the above methods don't work in Jetbrain IDEs. There's a great Jetbrains plugin to solve this problem: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/2162-string-manipulation
After installing this plugin, type `\u0060`, select it, and then `Alt + M`, `1`, `D` to convert it to ``` `
C-x 8 followed by either the Unicode code point or the Unicode name of the character.
C-x 8 RET degree cel TAB completes to
DEGREE CELSIUS and inserts
|Name||Unicode||Character||Name for Emacs|
||HEAVY CHECK MARK|