The Efficient Handwriting To Text Solution


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Ciphryx: The video game-like innovation that is actually useful.

The Challenge | Can you write Ciphryx while not looking at the strokes and input text faster than tap-darting on a virtual keyboard?


A New Text Input System For Tablets

Compact "Stationary" Writing

Fast | Simple | Accurate

(3 Ciphryx videos below)


The Problem With Current Tablet Text Input Solutions

The virtual keyboard: - Takes up too much space. - Requires too much eye/hand coordination. - Has too many mode switches. - Can't take notes with one. 

"Natural" handwriting recognition: - Too slow. - Required user accuracy too high. - Letters are time and position dependent.  - Extremely inefficient recognition writing tool.

Print or cursive graphic writing: - Too slow. - For most, too messy. - Writing left to right uses too much room.

Character reader: - Requires an extra step. - Users must be overly neat. - Again, initial writing takes up too much room.

Accessory keyboard: - Defeats the portability goal of a stand alone, compact computer. - Cannot take practical notes on one. - Cumbersome to switch between it and drawing.




Open your mind to a new solution.


If you are searching for a quick, compact, high-endurance text input system that offers a practical solution on your tablet computer continue on. Watch videos #1-3 below.

(video #1)

Stylus and finger input. Zoomed in on an 8" tablet. (3:51 min)Best viewed at full-screen-OFF (Zoom in) Make sure video quality is 360p!


"It is virtually impossible to "get" Ciphryx without writing it."


This web page introduces a new, 21st century form of English writing created exclusively for recognition purposes called Ciphryx.  As cursive is a step above print, Ciphryx recognition writing is a step above cursive. It is fast, accurate, compact, simple, convenient and tablet agile. Ciphryx is an hybrid, combining concepts from both writing and the keyboard. Its strokes are not built to be directly readable, but are carefully organized to still feel like English letters when written at full speed. It is meant to be quick to input and provide fast, one-for-one, low-error character output via computer interpretation. It offers an overall better tablet text input method than either conventional handwriting recognition or a virtual keyboard. 


(video #2)

Quickly demos text injection into a word processor. (35 sec)

(video #3 further below)


in order to break out of the last decade of "iffy" and cursory text input solutions something has to give. If nothing in the conventional toolbox is working well, then the time has come to develop a better working solution. The virtual keyboard and conventional handwriting recognition have proved over a sufficient amount of time to be quite inadequate modes of text input for the compact tablet computer. Dabblers and occasional users who are currently in the majority can get away with using them for brief input spurts, but it is the future student and serious tablet user who will be unable to bear up under the stress of the prolonged tedium produced by these older methods.


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 Ciphryx may not look like English, but it still feels like it when mastered!


The developer of Ciphryx, not being constrained by the corporate thought process, deadlines or even a time frame, did not accept that tablets must be forever restricted to entertainment and simple keyword searches. A number of years and much effort was expended testing and researching to find a fast, accurate and high endurance text input solution for students and serious tablet users. The answer was finally made clear with the discovery of Ciphryx. (ciph = decode and ryx = write). Ciphryx is similar to an equation and falls into the category of a discovery rather than a personal creation. It is not something to be liked or disliked, but a system to be accepted or ridiculed which is usually the case with advances that require several levels of understanding. 


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The Ciphryx group of strokes is the best set for recognition purposes. The motions are widely spaced, smooth flowing and simple. Although Ciphryx uses a coordinated "breed" of stroke that is very specific and formulaic, each can be arranged to be a surprisingly close match to an English language counterpart. Old world handwriting from any language group, on the other hand, does not have the character spacing requirement and cannot reliably fulfill the in-classroom utility test for recognition writing.

It makes the most sense, for future recognition writing, to eventually abandon Old World "paper" characters altogether and take advantage of computer technology. One can then adopt this new method of writing that outputs neat text and can be  input more efficiently on a modern tablet than can be written with a pen or pencil using conventional lettering on paper. 



Wish to try Ciphryx, Test it or Experiment...


Ciphryx Handwriting To Text


Why Java?

It's fast and adjustable to many (OS) platforms.

(Java Runtime Engine [JRE-8] Provided)

Std (1280x800) and HiRes (1920x1200)

(2) Versions Available




Ciphryx can be viewed as a puzzle of simple pieces that fit tightly against one another. This boundary based concept is patented and the secret to quick input speed with high recognition. The Ciphryx recognition program defines each stroke's boundaries precisely through angles and direction change detection which gives a writer confidence that the error rate will be low and similar to that of a keyboard. 


Text output is best viewed at full-screen-OFF (zoom to best clarity) (1:32 sec)

Note the features: A single stroke per letter. All smooth, follow-through motions. Continuous writing. Capitalization using a modifier stroke. Quick and compact "in place" input. High accuracy. High simplicity.  All characters, numbers, punctuation  at your fingertips. Inbuilt handwriting calculator. Voice character output feature.


This new text input system is an evolutionary jump in writing. It uses a specialized stroke formula that provides the lowest potential for error at the fastest input speed. A highly practical and useful tool for the modern world. Ciphryx will prove to be a system of text input well suited for the multitasking classroom. Unlike the virtual keyboard, it is an high endurance system that requires very little eye/hand coordination and can, with practice, be written blind. Something one couldn't even imagine saying about the eye intensive virtual keyboard or natural handwriting recognition. 


Test Ciphryx.

It doesn't take long to get acquainted with this revolutionary text input method and there is no time frame required to become a Ciphryx master. You can take a month or a year. This version is specifically designed for English writers. Read the FAQs and Stroke pages for more info.

It's free to download and right now, is very inexpensive to purchase (It's almost free for the holiday season). You'll find it easier to write than print or cursive and will be surprised once you get the hang of it. Your error rate, can be extremely low. The input speed is high. and its user interface does not obscure a large portion of the screen as other forms of tablet text input. And again, its feel comes so close to familiar English that you will find it quite remarkable.  There will be some text input situations in which only the Ciphryx system can do an adequate job.





 Come back later after absorbing the information you've just read.


View more details on the   STROKES   and   FAQ   pages.


Tablet Writing Software GUI


Tablet Recognition Writing | Ciphryx




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