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Built-in World Clock Time Formats

You can control how the time is displayed in World Clock using built-in time formats. These formats are listed in the Time field on the Time and date display options page in clock Preferences.

Time format is defined on the "Time and date display options" page in clock Preferences
Time format is defined on the "Time and date display options" page in clock Preferences

Each clock has its own Time and date display options. Therefore, it is possible to display time and date differently, depending on clock.

A list of available time formats in World Clock
A list of available time formats in World Clock

Note: you can type your own time format into the Time box if none of the built-in formats suits you.

Built-in Time Formats

The following time display formats are available in the Time dropdown box.
  • Default - it means that the time is displayed according to your system settings whatever they are. For example, if your native system clock displays the time in a certain way then Anuko World Clock matches this pattern. This format is actually defined in the Short time value in the system Control Panel - Region and Language - Formats. If you have h:mm tt there, World Clock may display the time like this:
World Clock displaying the time in the default system format
World Clock displaying the time in the default system format

  • 12 hours - 12-hour time format with AM/PM indicator. This is a popular time display format for North America. Technically, it's the same format as h:mm tt.
"12 hours" time format
"12 hours" time format

  • 24 hours - 24-hour time format as on the picture below. This format is also known as military time. It is identical to H:mm time format.
"24 hours" time format
"24 hours" time format

  • HH:mm:ss - this format displays a 24-hour digital clock with leading zero for hours. It also displays minutes and seconds.
"HH:mm:ss" time format
"HH:mm:ss" time format

  • hh:mm:ss tt - 12-hour time format with leading zero for hours that also displays minutes, seconds, and AM/PM indicator.
"hh:mm:ss tt" time format
"hh:mm:ss tt" time format

  • hh:mm tt - 12-hour time format with leading zero for hours that also displays minutes, and AM/PM indicator.
"hh:mm tt" time format
"hh:mm tt" time format

  • h:mm tt - 12-hour time format without leading zero for hours that also displays minutes, and AM/PM indicator.
"h:mm tt" time format
"h:mm tt" time format

  • h:mm t - 12-hour time format without leading zero for hours that also displays minutes, and A/P indicator (one letter only).
"h:mm t" time format
"h:mm t" time format

  • tt h:mm - 12-hour time format without leading zero for hours that also displays minutes, and AM/PM indicator before the time reading.
"tt h:mm" time format
"tt h:mm" time format

  • HH:mm - 24-hour time format with leading zero for hours.
"HH:mm" time format
"HH:mm" time format

  • H:mm - 24-hour time format without leading zero for hours.
"H:mm" time format
"H:mm" time format

World Clock Time Formatters

World Clock understands the following time formatters in the Time control on Time and date display options. You can type in your own time formatter using the following notations.
  • H – hours in 24-hour format without leading zero (eg "8" for 8 AM)
  • HH – hours in 24-hour format with leading zero (eg "08" for 8 AM)
  • h - hours in 12-hour format without leading zero (eg "3" for 3 PM)
  • hh – hours in 12-hour format with leading zero (eg "03" for 3 PM)
  • mm – minutes
  • ss - seconds
  • t - single-letter AM/PM indicator ("A" for AM, "P" for PM)
  • tt - two-letter AM/PM indicator

Own Format Example for Time

Suppose we want to print time in a customized format. A simple example would be printing some labels between and after time values. HH час mm мин will get you something like 14 час 58 мин - a representation of time in Russian. Simply type in a time formatter you wish into the Time control.

Creating own format for time
Creating own format for time


Taskbar clock with own time format
Taskbar clock with own time format


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