Re: CLDR Usage of Gregorian Calendar Era Terms: BC and AD -- Can we please have "CE" and "BCE" ?

From: Andreas Stötzner (
Date: Wed Dec 19 2007 - 14:59:11 CST

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    Am 19.12.2007 um 19:02 schrieb Michael Everson:
    > u.Z "unsere Zeit" and v.u.Z "vor unserer Zeit" are terms I remember
    > from old East German books. That's off the top of my head though.

    Am 19.12.2007 um 19:58 schrieb John Hudson:
    > 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.

    I join this statement.
    Whatever your beliefs are, one cannot deny the simple fact that the
    Gregorian calender is of christian origin. I am far from being a
    christian propagandist, but I don’t see any point in making attempts
    for ideological cleansing of language, as was common practice under the
    communist dictatorship of dubious and questionable memory (M. Everson
    quite reasonably pointed at that).

    Merry christmas (or should I more correctly say: ‘merry x-y-z-mas –? )

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