[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4060: Create translatable WP Core Readme on wp.org

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#4060: Create translatable WP Core Readme on wp.org
 Reporter:  tobifjellner              |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement               |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |  Milestone:
Component:  Translate Site & Plugins  |   Keywords:
 Currently, if a translated version of the readme for WordPress core should
 be included in a localized installation package, the corresponding
 language team needs to manually create and maintain it and for every new
 major version of WordPress they need to add a new branch in

 This process is cumbersome:
 - Commit access to i18n.svn is granted separately from the roles Locale
 Manager/General Translation Editor
 - Any changes to the canonical readme must manually be noticed by the
 translation team and updated in the translation
 - And then only whoever has commit access to i18n.svn is able to commit
 this change.

 I suggest a different approach:
 - Create the readme as a generated page on wordpress.org say at
 - Make all relevant strings translatable via translate.wordpress.org
 - In the build process for localized installation packages, the current
 state of the corresponding localized readme is fetched and added with a
 separate filename (for instance using the locale code: readme-sv-SE.html)

 The wording in the readme will need to mention that the readme is generic
 and primarily reflects the latest major version of WordPress, and that the
 information in the file readme.html (in English) would be more valid if
 there's a difference between the two files.

 I'm raising this as a meta ticket for now. If we decide to go this path,
 then when all is ready on wp-org, we'll have to add a step in the build
 tools for localized wp packages.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4060>
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