Time zone search "San Francisco CA" etc doesn't return San Francisco

Bug #1364662 reported by Robert Carr on 2014-09-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 15.04 r207

1. Go to System Settings > "Time & Date" > "Time zone".
2. In the search field, type any of the following:
    San francisco ca
    San francisco, Ca
    San francisco, U

What happens: There are no search results.

What should happen: "San Francisco, California, United States" is returned as a result.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks, indeed it's doing exact matching without special ranking at the moment. bug #1362134 is already filed about the ranking being suboptimal

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Unfortunately this bug report mixes several different issues.

(A) "San fran" returning lots of results isn't a bug, though "San Francisco, California" and "South San Francisco, California" both appearing is bug 1454195.

(B) Bug 1362134 doesn't affect the sorting of results for "san fran" at all, because all except one of the results are places that start with "san fran".

(C) I would not expect "San fran ca" or "San fran CA" to return results, because there are no places containing the whole words "san fran". Even if we wanted this search to return results, I don't see how we could both do that and fix bug 1454186.

(D) That "San francisco ca", "San francisco, Ca", and "San francisco, U" return no results is a real bug. So, I'm narrowing this bug report just to cover that.

description: updated
summary: - Search in Time-Zone selector is surprisingly rigid
+ Time zone search "San Francisco CA" etc doesn't return San Francisco
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