[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1334: Documentation for the theme and plugin translation process

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#1334: Documentation for the theme and plugin translation process
Reporter:  johnbillion  |      Owner:
    Type:  task         |     Status:  new
Priority:  high         |  Component:  translate.wordpress.org
Keywords:  needs-docs   |
 Now that translations are being served live from translate.wordpress.org
 for all themes and many plugins, it's noticeable that there's a lack of
 documentation which explains the process to authors of themes and plugins.

 The "Language Packs Coming Soon to Your Plugins" email which is being sent
 to plugin authors doesn't even explain the process at a high level, and
 assumes some knowledge of what translate.wordpress.org is.

 Documentation needs to be added (preferably to the plugin and theme
 developer handbooks, and then promoted on the make blogs and emails to
 plugin authors) which explains:

  * What translate.wordpress.org provides
  * Who can add and edit translations
  * The translation approval process
  * Who can and cannot approve translations
  * How a language pack goes live (ie. needs 100% translation)
  * How a theme or plugin appears in localised theme or plugin directory
  * Security and safeguards regarding text that's allowed in translations
  * Where issues with translations should be addressed

 In addition, and this is probably covered in a separate ticket, there
 doesn't appear to be any available notifications so theme and plugin
 authors can be notified of new, updated, or completed translations, which
 currently makes the process even more opaque.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1334>
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