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  3. Is ICC numeric notation better than algebraic?

Pros: Easier to learn in some respects; easier to find a square if you're new, more noticeable numeric relationships between certain squares, good for keyboard move input since you could just use one hand on the number pad.

Cons: Move notation doesn't explicitly denote which piece is being moved, etc

Any thoughts?

Con: fewer puns available for Ben Finegold to make jokes out of.

In some languages, the numbers have different symbols.
For example:

This notation cannot be truly international because many current world languages do not use numerals 0123456789.
Please come up with something else.

Send each other pictures of our hands counting numbers?