I'm looking for a way to type in ` character by pressing the top-left key (below the Esc key). This works when I use the English input, but on Chinese input it changes into ·, and Shift + ` key gives me .

Is it possible to type in ` even on Chinese input source, using Karabiner-Elements? Or can I achieve it on other apps?

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You can enter ` character, even without using Karabiner-Elements.

Just turn on Caps Lock and simply press the ` key (The one below the Esc key), and it will enter ` character, while in Chinese input mode.

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    Thanks and it worked, but I found that I must turn off Caps Lock triggering a language switch (between English and Chinese), which for me is far more useful...
    – Blaszard
    Apr 29, 2018 at 13:22

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