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em151 [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
11 years ago3,903 views

Hey, you never know when thats' gonna change.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I've passed this on to the appropriate team. I don't think that exchange rate will change any time soon, but who knows :-).

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wow, they were fast John
not the same result anymore.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Rohit
If you click the link it's still there.

Interestingly if I go to .com I get the exchange rate CAD – USD and if I go to .co.uk I get CAD-GBP. It doesn't seem to work with any other currency.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I still see it here in the states when I change to Google.ca and type in "canadian dollar".

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Probably takes a bit of time to roll this out to all of the data centers...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oh it works with just "dollar" when searching on Google.ca.

Update:
Found a flaw with british pound too when searching for GBP.
google.co.uk/search?hl=en& ...

Japanese Yen "jpy" in Google Japan.
google.co.jp/search?source=ig& ...

Stephan Locher [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

Bad: If you search on google.ch for GPB it converts from British Pounds to the ÔéČuro instead of CHF which would be the currency of Switzerland.

Only if you enter CHF right behind the other currency you get what is usefull.

Hayk Hakobyan [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I m sure the above 15 billion market company such as Google had to do heavy investments to come up with this genuinely simplistic equation ;)

Lex G [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

The perfect SERP (search engine result) ... Highly relevant, there's no doubt about that ....

Lex

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Barnett Trzcinski [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I think it's just hardcoded such that although it converts to the "home currency," it ignores US Dollar because...hey, you're in the US, right? For example: google.ca or google.co.uk produce no conversion when you type in US Dollar. Shouldn't it convert to GBP or CAD when you do that?

Alan F [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I guess the coin has finally reached parity with the note.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin
It wasn't doing that earlier with GBP... maybe it's a feature they're rolling out across currencies (I mean converting depending on which site your on, not converting to the same currency :P)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32, I'm still seeing all of the ones I saw hours ago:


farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2 ...



farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/2 ...



farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2 ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It depends on the localised version, it's quite neat feature that if I enter US Dollar into Google.co.uk it tells me the conversion, although this is obviously a bug if I enter sterling into UK and it tries converting it.

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