Are you reading the creation date with Evince as your PDF viewer? The timezone reported by Evince for the file seems to be buggy as it simply returns the timezone that it is currently in.

Damn. You have a point there, well done: I've examined closely the creation date with pdftk dumping the raw metadata, and while it turns out the datestamp can include timezone information, this one doesn't because it is suffixed with 'Z' indicating that it is UTC time. Looking at the API docs for the listed creating program, it turns out that the makers were lazy and just used a default Java library - which doesn't support timezones by default and is always UT time! So it seems Evince did mislead me.

So I guess I have to excise that entire section and updat... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

Open Thread, November 1-15, 2012

by OpenThreadGuy 7y2nd Nov 20121 min read377 comments


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