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Id: 117031
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: PDF-API2

Owner: steve [...]
Requestors: jffry [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: (no value)
Fixed in: 2.034

Subject: UTF8 flag in metadata date fields causes garbage
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In the date metadata fields passed to the info() method, if the utf8 flag is set, pdfinfo reports garbage in the resulting PDF metadata. I am working around it by unsetting the utf8 flag as follows: $h{CreationDate} = encode('ASCII', "D:$year$month$day"."000000+00'00'"); Perhaps you could do this in the info() method.
FYI, this is fixed in PDF::Builder
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Thanks for the bug report! The next release of PDF::API2 (2.034) is better at detecting Unicode in strings, and won't encode strings that don't need to be encoded. I've tested to ensure that this includes the strings in the metadata fields.

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