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I'm aware that "1pm gmt in edt" works, however it would also be useful forsomething like "time now in new york" (or "current time...", "what is the time in..." etc.) to display the current time.
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Internal calculations, but also checking for summer time.
• posted 3 years and 6 months ago Live

Moollaza
@George8211 we actually a Time Instant Answer! You've stumbled onto a bug though, it seems that the query "time in new york" isn't working as expected. Other queries are working as expected though!

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=time+in+paris&...
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 6 months ago Link
Mogabi
"time in taiwan" also does not work. Does DDG have a One China Policy? :-)
posted by Mogabi 3 years and 6 months ago Link
x.15a2
Time In Taiwan works fine:
[http://snag.gy/p9lX9.jpg]
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 6 months ago Link
Mogabi
This is what I get:

[http://i.imgur.com/QjFagtz.png]
posted by Mogabi 3 years and 6 months ago Link
x.15a2
The IA is case sensitive, so your search: time in taiwan and my search: time in Taiwan yield different results.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 6 months ago Link
Mogabi
Capital T, same result:

[http://i.imgur.com/iXnVMHZ.png]
posted by Mogabi 3 years and 6 months ago Link
Moollaza
Hey guys, it actually shouldn't be case sensitive. I tried "time in taiwan" and it worked for me.

Can I ask where you're located, roughly?
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 6 months ago Link
Mogabi
Southern California. More specifically, the San Gabriel Valley near Pasadena. I'm using Safari on a ~2011 MacBook Pro running 10.10.3 if that matters.
posted by Mogabi 3 years and 6 months ago Link
x.15a2
strange. I carefully tested this last night (from my Android tablet) and it was case sensitive as described above. I just tested again from my desktop, and it was not case sensitive, but I did get the expected IA.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 6 months ago Link
x.15a2
Moollaza: I verified what the user is seeing in Safari on 8 on OS X Yosemite (BrowserStack). The first time that I tested in this scenario, the IA worked as expected, after that it gave the result that <hidden> is seeing.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 6 months ago Link
Moollaza
Thanks for reporting, I'm now seeing this as well in Safari and Chrome. Definitely a bug!
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 6 months ago Link
SomnathRakshit
How about having something like "Time in New York when it is 1 PM in London"?
posted by SomnathRakshit 3 years and 4 months ago Link