The Efficient Tablet Recognition Writing System


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If you believe,  "What was good enough for my teachers and my grandparents is good enough for me." You are mistaken. Things have really changed that much.

The Ciphryx (pronounced sigh - friks) advanced text input system and writing method is for the individual who instinctively knows that the current types of tablet text input systems have fundamental flaws that cannot be solved with improvements and, although visually appealing and well-programmed, are more along the line of children's toys than adult tools for serious work. Ciphryx is a serious tool and available for all, to learn and use. It is understood that most will roll their eyes when confronted with the idea of an updated writing system, but in the end, it is exactly the solution for which everyone has been searching.

If one wishes to remain with the status quo and is satisfied using their current style of text input, read no further. Continue to stumble along with the cumbersome and primitive "no learning required" systems supplied by tablet manufacturers or third party vendors. If, on the other hand, you are a more pragmatic individual who is genuinely looking for a serious, high endurance tablet text input solution, and is willing to spend a little time learning, continue on...

This web page introduces a new, updated English writing system, created exclusively for recognition purposes. It is faster, more accurate, more compact, more simple, more convenient, more tablet agile and a system of writing that has only been made possible with the advent of small computer technology. Once mastered, it is a much better solution than conventional handwriting recognition and the virtual keyboard. All facets of text input have been worked out within this comprehensive system. Ciphryx is an hybrid, combining concepts from both writing and the keyboard. The transition from conventional English to this more simple form of English has been made as easy as possible.


Modern recognition writing is for quick 

and easy writing...  not direct and easy 

reading. Easy reading is the job for 

 the software, which translates

the more simple input 

and outputs it 

as complex





If you wish to use your tablet as a serious text

input tool, you must seek a new  model.

 To write text-neat & faster than pen

on paper...  plus avoid the

 annoying, bulky virtual

keyboard and its eye-

stressing, key-  

darting, you 

will need 




Your Handwriting And Bring It 

In-line With 21st Century Technology.



Introducing Ciphryx High-Performance Writing.

Solution to the laptop competitive tablet.

Version 1.0_E (for Writers of English)


write  scene

Beyond the dainty virtual key tapping and the use of complex, Old World characters is a far better tablet text input solution. It is fast and accurate, minimizes eye strain, frees up valuable screen space and reduces input stress... And it still has the feel of English.


Ciphryx Compact "Stationary" Writing

"Making the classroom agile tablet a reality." 

Ciphryx maintains the English feel, but is faster

and recognition friendly.  It is not meant 

to be read... only written and 

is easier to articulate

 than print or




If you find reading your own handwriting difficult, you can certainly  understand how Ciphryx can still be like English without looking like it.



First: Understanding The Inaccuracy Of Touch (Capacitance) Digitizers write  scene

The touch screen looks placid, but electronically, the underlying capacitance digitizer is a boisterous sea of flux.  Trying to quickly "hit" a character shape within its defined bounds is similar to the scene above. It is paramount, because of combined inaccurate touch point determination and sloppiness of the human hand, that a classroom practical writing recognition system be specifically designed to use strokes that are geometrically as widely spaced as possible. (note: Lines written in opposite directions may look identical, but are very widely spaced! Ciphryx knows the direction a stroke was written.) In other words, that hoop must be large enough to guarantee a "basket" the great majority of the time even under the "rough", ever-shifting conditions portrayed above. 

The Ciphryx group of strokes is the best set for this purpose. 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. However, even if any could, it still makes the most sense to take advantage of computer technology and go with a new method of writing than can be written neatly and more efficiently on a modern tablet than with conventional writing on paper. Additionally, unlike the virtual keyboard, Ciphryx is an high endurance system and requires very little eye/hand coordination. Once a new tablet writing method is established, Old World longhand and virtual keys can then be left to the media and usage where they rightly belong.

 Then are an amazingly good match for ten____


Now Watch The Video

write  scene

(Ciphryx is pronounced sigh-friks)

Text output is best viewed at full-screen-OFF  (Zoom in to best text clarity)  and then zoom out to view text injected into Wordpad at the end.

(two additional videos below)


"Electricity was not relevant until machines were created to make use of it."


    Ciphryx Rapid Write-To-Text Tablet Writing 

   Quick | Accurate | Compact | Simple


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.

Logically, something has to give in order to break out of the last decade of "iffy" and cursory text input solutions. If nothing in the convention toolbox is working well, then the time has come to find a better working solution. 

Ciphryx is a text input breakthrough that you will find no where else but here at  It is the most compact and best overall high endurance solution for small computers. Any forward looking  individual can get a foot hold onto the future with this simple, yet highly evolved concept that is not difficult to comprehend if you read carefully and most importantly... try it. It is worth the effort to learn and does not need to be accomplished in any particular length of time. When mastered, Ciphryx is a quick, compact, low hassle and high  endurance  input method that allows you to get text smoothly down your tablet. It is a simpler, higher form of writing (currently English only for Windows) made possible through computer technology. Nothing more and nothing less.



Explore The Ciphryx Solution

Smooth And Fast Tablet Writing


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 a discovery. It is called Ciphryx. (ciph = decode and ryx = write). Ciphryx, falling into the category of a discovery rather than a personal creation, is similar to an equation and is not something to be liked or disliked. It is either to be accepted or ridiculed. as is the case with most advances.


cursive scene Italy - Early 15th century (the invention of cursive handwriting)


The Ciphryx rapid recognition writing system is made for the modern classroom and, although a number of the strokes may be truncated, it is designed to be a smooth continuum of old school writing. The adjustment is not difficult for any proficient writer of the English language. There is a big difference, however, between it and either the duplicating, paper-redundant handwriting recognition systems or the virtual keyboard. Ciphryx, although its user interface may be a little less artful in its appearance, is not just a little plinking form of text input, but a comprehensive and fluent electronic writing system constructed with an eye on the future. As cursive is a step above print, ciphryx recognition writing is a step above cursive. It is faster, 100% neat, tablet-agile, easier to write quickly and correctly, high endurance, compact and requires much less eye/hand coordination.


cursive scene

"Thank you Sprock, and don't worry, I know Ciphryx."


One may read all they wish about the Ciphryx concept, but the only way to understand it, is to download and play with the program for a while. It won't bite and you may learn something new and fascinating about how your brain works. Whether you choose to use it or not is up to you, but either way you will have gained an unique and interesting experience. Ciphryx is personal. Each individual will react to it differently.

You may ask yourself, "Why this and not something else?" One is free to search the web, but no comprehensive system close to Ciphryx will be found. One cannot duplicate the logic or geometry behind it. It is patented. The ultimate questions are: Does it make sense? Does it work? Can it be practically applied? The answer to these three questions is a absolutely ... Yes.

The fourth question is: "Is it enjoyable to write once you get the hang of it?" The answer is also yes.



Tablet Text Input That Transcends

Conventional Handwriting Recognition 

And The Virtual Keyboard


Ciphryx is a highly coordinated stroke system, built for input speed and accurate recognition. It is as close as one can get to the "feel" of writing familiar English, but uses a smoother, more simple and much "wider spaced" stroke set. The close-to-English feature makes it easy to adjust to and master. Imagination will not help you know how simple and smooth it feels. You have to experience it.


For Tablet Users Who Want

Unobscured screen space on their tablet while writing

To input quickly without high eye/hand coordination

To rapidly switch between text input and drawing

To conveniently input tablet text in the field 

To write faster than cursive, and neat

To experience the extraordinary

To input text without looking

To take fast, neat notes


z scene _______


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


Ciphryx Tablet Recognition Writing 


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






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.



The Concept of Completion

Did you know that your brain will accept a partial stroke as a completed letter? It will automatically "fill in" the missing portion in your mind without you having to actually write it. This sensory illusion was originally described as a visual perception used in connection with those going blind who would unknowingly fill in blurry objects with clear images that their brain thought should be there. Most objects weren't really there at all. This phenomenon is called "completion", but also comes into play when writing symbols. Quickly written simple strokes are like blurry objects that your brain will be determined to complete internally if the stroke is correctly "tuned" to the letter. Pairing this illusion to the writing of similar, but simpler strokes is key to producing a more efficient recognition writing system that still retains the familiar feel of English.


4:16 min - Word speed in real time. (zoom & set at highest quality) (Video below is meant to inform. It demos straight word performance.)

Imperfect as the video may be, it clearly shows that Ciphryx (patented) writing can be input very quickly. (It is not artificially accelerated.) The GUI and stationary writing style is compact and if mastered, one will have maximized their tablet's utility and achieved a text input advantage. Note that fluent writing can only be achieved if the strokes are correctly matched with the target language. The Ciphryx universal stroke set has been carefully tested over many years and is arranged to provide the best English match and recognition rate.


HIGH PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION WRITING is a step above the ancient writing methods that were designed for use on stone, clay and paper. It is tablet-agile and real-world practical. Like a mathematical equation the Ciphryx stroke set is not open for debate. It follows the laws of natural motion, yet surprisingly, it can be arranged to closely fit the English writing/keyboard character system.


natural motions scene

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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. 

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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. It can, with practice, be written blind. (Something you couldn't even imagine saying about the eye intensive virtual keyboard.)

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Test Ciphryx. This version is specifically designed for English writers. Download the software and get acquainted with this revolutionary text input experience.  It is easier to write than print or cursive. You will be surprised once you get the hang of it. Your error rate, when mastered can be extremely low. The input speed is high. and its user interface does not obscure a large portion of the tablet screen as other forms of text input.




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


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