Please add documentation in French language for PowerShell 3.0 - by Arnaud Petitjean

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Opened 1/11/2013 1:48:35 AM
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* Unlike the previous versions (1.0 and 2.0) *, in PowerShell 3.0 there are no help files available in French language. 

I would consider missing help as top priority here. Even for peoples who can read English, there is a big danger to misunderstood something. Reading documentation in a foreign language can be very challenging.

Calling the -online Help every time I need verbose English Help, is no solution. Because I am sitting in a corporate Network with Proxy and no Internet Access!

I have downloaded the English HelpFiles with Save-Help -UICulture 'en-US' but I can't access this Helpfiles. Because the Help depends on the UI Culture of my current Windows setting.
I can't display them without changind my UI Culture in Windows!
Should I switch my Windows settings allways if I need verbose English help?

I'd like the Help system to AUTOMATICALLY display French help by default but if not available then to "failover" to the English version if installed.

Please also consider to add the -Culture parameter to Get-Help, in order to:

Get-Help Get-Comand -Culture "en-US" -Full # should display the English verbose Help
Get-Help Get-Comand -Culture "fr-FR" -Full   # should display the French verbose Help
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Posted by Dave Bishop on 4/16/2013 at 10:06 AM
French version / Version française :
Posted by Dave Bishop on 4/16/2013 at 10:05 AM
Also, to fix the problem of not being able to fallback to English when translated content is not available, see this KB article:

Aussi, pour résoudre le problème de ne pas être en mesure de secours à l'anglais lorsque le contenu traduit n'est pas disponible, consultez cet article :
Posted by Dave Bishop on 4/16/2013 at 8:48 AM
Microsoft is evaluating the best way to translate our PowerShell content. This module is a pilot effort, and your feedback will be appreciated.

Microsoft est d'évaluer la meilleure façon de traduire notre contenu de PowerShell. Ce module est une initiative pilote, et vos commentaires seront appréciés.

J'espère que cette aide !
Posted by Damien de Wispelaere on 3/6/2013 at 10:58 PM
J'ai honte pour eux, c'est pourtant grâce à ça (la traduction des documentations) qu'ils ont eu tant de succès auprès des petites entreprises qui sont à l'origine de leur fortune!