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My MBP comes with a Turkish keyboard but I'm using US layout. However, the key just under ESC gives § instead of ` (back-quote) which I frequently use.

I need to remap this key but I couldn't find any information except remapping of modifier keys. How can I do it?

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As a side point, on my keyboard (UK) the backtick is between the left shift and Z keys – Xetius Sep 7 '09 at 11:03
Another side note, that symbol is there in all layouts I've seen. – Tiago Veloso Sep 7 '09 at 11:13
normally it is just under ESC key in windows and linux pcs. at least that is more accesable for us that deal with linux, latex, lisp. And finally it is used for switching application windows in Mac OS X. – Ahmet Sep 7 '09 at 11:50
thank you Nippysaurus but doublecommand takes care of only modifier keys. backquote is not covered by it. i've tried both and found keyremap4macbook more powerful – Ahmet Sep 8 '09 at 7:20
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Try KeyRemap4MacBook. It seems to offer a lot of options. Maybe it will fix your problem as well. Here's what it says about it:

This is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).

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Perfect solution Alex. Did a find on § on KeyRemap4MacBook's UI and found the feature of Remapping Paragraph(§) to Backquote (`). Thank you – Ahmet Sep 7 '09 at 10:49
It's odd how I couldn't find this application after searching so much – Ahmet Sep 7 '09 at 10:50
I searched for macbook key remapping. Maybe you just checked for mac key remapping :). If this worked for you, please consider marking it as the accepted answer. – alex Sep 7 '09 at 10:57
Oh, by the way, glad it worked for you :) – alex Sep 7 '09 at 10:58
Love it! Found my exact case! It means I am not the only one with this weird mapping problem - Apple should listen to users... – Magnetic_dud Apr 20 '12 at 13:33

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