From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 19 2007 - 12:58:11 CST
Ed Trager wrote:
> While these two era terms quite naturally arose from the fact that the
> Gregorian calendar was promulgated by the Christian church, many
> --myself included-- will now argue that these two terms should be
> supplanted by the completely secular terms, "CE - Common Era" and "BCE
> - Before Common Era".
> => In the very best case, the anachronistic terms "BC" and "AD"
> could be removed from CLDR altogether.
While I agree that BCE and CE should be *added* to CLDR, I don't agree that BC and AD are
best removed, because they are the preferred terms of a very significant user community.
CLDR should reflect the usage, and that includes both BC/AD and BCE/CE.
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