Chapter 28. Data language and internationalization

This chapter covers

  • Creating localized data tables
  • Using PSD1 files
  • Testing localized scripts

PowerShell v2 introduced a data language element for the shell, designed to help separate text from the functional code of a script or command. By separating text, you can make it easier to swap out alternate versions of that text. The primary use case for doing so is localizing a script, meaning you swap out your original language text strings for an alternate language. Internationalization is the act of designing your code to enable this swap out of language-specific data.

We acknowledge up front that this is a fairly specialized feature and that few administrators will typically use it, though ...

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