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Some publications have moved over to using it exclusively.

Thus, the current year is written as 2017 in both notations (or, if further clarity is needed, as 2017 CE, or as AD 2017), and the year that Socrates died is represented as 399 BCE (the same year that is represented by 399 BC in the BC/AD notation).

The abbreviations are sometimes written with small capital letters, or with periods (e.g., " The terms "Common Era", "Anno Domini", "Before the Common Era", and "Before Christ" in contemporary English can be applied to dates that rely on either the Julian calendar or the Gregorian calendar.

The story became national news and drew opposition from some politicians and church leaders.