[tz] Egypt DST Abolition Decree

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Aug 10 00:17:36 UTC 2016

Matt Johnson wrote:
> Published in the Official Gazette #29, Year 2016, Legislation # 62.  Date of publication 2016-07-24.
> http://www.cc.gov.eg/Images/L/369859.pdf
> I believe it simply reflects the permanent cancellation of DST, but a more direct translation or summary would be appreciated.  (Translation tools are failing due to the nature of how the Arabic text is embedded in the PDF.)

I cannot retrieve the official notice now, as the Egyptian government's server 
does not respond; wget hangs after saying "Connecting to www.cc.gov.eg 
(www.cc.gov.eg)||:80...". I got a backup copy from 
As near as I can make out, the PDF is that of an image, and is not text. Mostly 
for amusement, I ran it through Tesseract OCR and then Google Translate, which 
yielded the following.

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On behalf of the people
President of the Republic
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(For the first throttle)
Repealed Decree Law No. Hera of Lech me. No report of Chinese Timing System 0
(Lk, for a second)

We publish this law in the Official Gazette, and we are working Yeh from the day 
following the date of publication 0
God knows this law seal of the State, and perform as one of its laws 0
Issued at the Presidency in AAA Shawal her 3 k j e

(Not approved as July a year AA me. Do not m).

Faded to an understanding of Cisse

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