I ran the latest available (1.7.0) Win32 installer today, and one of the last things it had was a page that offered me the chance to see the README and QUICKSTART files. I made sure both were checked and continued.
I was then very confused to see the following paragraph at the top of the QUICKSTART file:
This document is a partial translation of the English README file. The
original document has much more information, so if you cannot find what
you need here and can understand a bit of English, try to look at the
English README file.
Well... yeah, I can read English, you just told me that in English. The rest of the file is in English too, so it's not really a "partial translation". And as the message states, everything in the QUICKSTART file is also in the README file anyway, but it did cause me to spend a lot of time wondering what was up.
It turns out that this file is actually meant to be a template for a QUICKSTART file in other languages. (See https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/commit/ecf23e1dc95d18f831edfa4afa06dcf7ca515eb9 where it was first committed.) As such, when English is selected as the install language, this file is essentially not needed as I understand it and can cause confusion, as in my case. I'd like to propose that if English is selected in the initial language selection dialog, it should not install the QUICKSTART file and nor should it offer an option to view it at the end.