Dreamweaver includes many keyboard shortcuts to Dreamweaver features. The default keyboard shortcuts are listed in the menus.xml file and are created for the U.S. keyboard. Due to the number of shortcuts provided in Dreamweaver, certain nonalphanumeric shortcuts (characters other than a-z or 0-9) require remapping for international keyboards. For this purpose, Dreamweaver comes with several XML files that define keyboard shortcut mappings for international keyboards. These XML files are located in the Configuration\Menus\Adaptive Sets folder. When Dreamweaver detects an international keyboard connected to the computer, it automatically resets the keyboard shortcuts to the mappings file for that keyboard. If the appropriate file is not available for the keyboard layout, Dreamweaver removes any shortcuts that do not work on that keyboard layout.
The keyboard shortcut mappings files are named using a two-letter language code of the keyboard layout they represent. For example, the file for the German keyboard layout is de.xml. If a language has different keyboard layouts for different countries, the mappings file uses the two-letter language code followed by a dash (“-”) and a two-letter country code as its filename. For example, fr-ca.xml is the filename for the Canadian French keyboard layout. The two-letter language codes are defined in ISO 639 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639_codes) and the country codes are defined in ISO 3166 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2).
When the active keyboard language setting changes in your computer, Dreamweaver checks whether an appropriate keyboard shortcut mappings file exists for that keyboard’s country and language. Dreamweaver checks for a country-specific mappings file first, and then, if the file does not exist, Dreamweaver checks for a file for that language. For example, if you have connected a Canadian French keyboard to your computer, Dreamweaver first looks for fr-ca.xml for Canadian French keyboard layout. If it does not exist, Dreamweaver looks for fr.xml. The following table lists the mappings files provided with Dreamweaver.