The Compact “Stationary” Writing System
(currently for Windows and English only)
(see videos below)
Rapid, English Compatible High_Endurance Tablet Writing
“Key to the future of tablet computers”
Offering the lowest errors and maximum input speed.
– Old style, “natural” recognition writing and especially the virtual keyboard are eye / hand intensive text input systems that don’t work well in extended text input endeavors. (e.i. the classroom). With Ciphryx, one doesn’t have that problem. Like a quick dance, it’s simple, follow-through motions don’t require an intense focus on each step.
– The virtual keyboard is not initiated by a single vertical tap. It also requires right-or-left and/or an up-or-down movement to acquire each key. Ciphryx is similar, except each “key” is compactly held within the simple motion itself.
“If we hold new technology in hand and find ourselves bumping into things and drifting nearer to the mindset of more primitive Moe and Bill, it is time to look up and seriously rethink the direction we are headed.”
Ciphryx is for those who wish to move up and out of the text input rut and finally use their tablet computer seriously, without producing sore eyes or having to constantly negotiate a screen obstructing virtual keyboard.
– Ciphryx is the least complex –
– Unobstructively compact –
– Keyboard competitive –
– Recognition friendly –
– Smooth and flowing –
– Textbook neat –
– Yet, still feels like English –
A perfect fit for the tablet computer.
S minutes a day for a month will open up an entirely new world.
“Ciphryx is not a new language. It is only a new English accent.”
We are all aware that writing has changed over time. The good news has been, unlike the current rate of technological advance, the rate of evolution for handwriting has been exceedingly slow. The bad news is, we happen to live during a period of time when a change in handwriting is again necessary and inevitable.
Although handwriting has been “out” and key text input “in” … with the advent of tablet sized computers, the combination of the two concepts (hybrid) now becomes the best technological solution to getting text into these compact devices in a fast paced, mode switching classroom and business environment. (To some, the news is actually good and a breath of fresh air… An opening of a new door.)
An historical example – Long before the invention of papyrus scrolls, cuneiform stylus writing was used to quite efficiently tap information onto a moist clay tablet. It, however, was not as practical to use the same tap symbol system on the later technological development called paper. A better system was eventually deemed necessary for the new medium. The new technology of paper, therefore, forced a change.
In the 21st century, the handwriting used with pencil or inkpen, that has been effective for centuries on the now, old paper medium, does not translate well for efficient inline recognition on the new medium of the tablet digitizer. It takes up too much screen space, is too complex and the character configurations are bunched too close together. These little annoyances add up to a too high precision requirement for the normal user and abiding by that extra care requirement slows down the input process to a rate even below that of primitive paper writing. (This is a regressive move backwards!)
It is, therefore, time for another once-every-five-hundred-years-or-so handwriting modification in order to fit the new requirements of a newer medium i.e. the electronic tablet. Ciphryx is that modified symbol system. It is faster than old print and cursive, more compact and once a user gets the hang of it, is much easier to write and, again, still feels so close to familiar English, that it is easy to learn. Ciphryx is not a personal opinion. Like a mathematical equation, it’s stroke system follows an empirical formula … similar to that of musical notes. (Translations into non-English phonetic languages are also possible.)
“Moving tablet utility forward”
.. by leaving ‘Old School’ handwriting and the virtual keyboard behind.
The power of the compact tablet is now equal to that of the bulkier laptop except for its modes of text input. Tablets will only reach their full potential and even excel in some areas beyond the laptop with the introduction of a quick and compact, high-endurance text input system. The two most popular tablet input methods are either too low-endurance and eye straining or slow and unwieldy. Each is absolutely unacceptable and impractical for serious business and classroom use. Compact “stationary” symbol input is the answer and a far more versatile input method than either the virtual keyboard or left-to-right ‘natural’ handwriting recognition.
However, most believe that our longstanding symbol system for writing is sacred, immutable and should never be tampered with. This attitude is simply wrong. Times and technology invariably changes even the most sacred of institutions. One doesn’t have to discard the old system entirely, just use it when appropriate. . . for paper writing.
The “intuitive” software approach cannot solve all of our technological problems. Some innovations still require learning and a little bit of practice time. Today, an epic crossroad has been reached. The choice is simple. We either aimlessly dawdle, scratch our heads and stubbornly stick with the intuitive, but inferior tablet input systems or be inspired by a fresh approach and spend a few weeks of gradual adjustment time and evolve. Ciphryx makes the evolution of writing practical. Like cursive before it, It fits along the English writing continuum.
* Note that with the correct stylus design, cpu speed and light weight tablet propping / holding device, Ciphryx can be effectively used in schools and businesses today.
First… Let’s quickly take a look at all that is wrong with current tablet text input solutions.
(Just imagine using any one of these as your primary text input method in a fast-paced future “tablet classroom”.)
The virtual keyboard: – Takes up too much screen space. – Requires far too much eye/hand coordination for high-endurance input. – Has too many mode switches. – Can not take notes well with one.
“Natural” handwriting recognition: – Too slow. – Required user accuracy too high. – Many letters are time and position dependent. – An extremely inefficient recognition writing tool.
Print or cursive graphic writing: – Too complex and slow. – For most writers, too messy. – Left to right writing uses too much screen space. – Teachers will not accept tablet handwritten material.
Character reader: – Requires an extra step. – Users must be overly neat. – Again, initial writing takes up too much screen space.
Accessory keyboard: – Defeats the portability goal of a stand alone, compact computer. – Cannot take practical notes with one. – Cumbersome to switch between it and drawing.
Ciphryx is for those serious about using their tablets in the same capacity as a laptop, who are looking for a significant change and recognize that the above statements are true.
The goal, many years ago, prior to the discovery of Ciphryx, was simply to produce a new, more practical English-compatible recognition writing method that was an improvement over Old World pen on paper writing… one that could be used for tablet sized computers, which would offer greater speed than print or cursive … was simple, accurate, compact to input and of course, neat, AND… most importantly, still have the overall feel of the old English writing system, which would allow a writer to master with the absolute least amount of adjustment time. (see 3rd FAQ for the term “completion”) After years of research and testing, a very specific recognition method and stroke system was devised that met the above criteria called Ciphryx (ciph = decode | ryx = write). It is something that everyone can learn.
While the rest of the world dawdles along the path of least resistance, fighting the older, “don’t-have-to-learn”, but quite tablet-incompatible forms of text input, the proficient Ciphryx user spends tablet input time in comfort and ease. Not a second is spent fighting the virtual keyboard position, key roaming, eye darting or writing with extreme caution.
Other tablet users may wish to try Ciphryx. It’s available exclusively here at ciphryx.com to download and test for a month. One may then purchase their copy when the trial period ends if they so choose.
The Ciphryx recognition writing system requires minimal
eye/hand coordination. It is smooth, fast, low
precision, high endurance and compact.
It opens the text input door to
the 21st century.
(View video #1)
Stylus and finger input. Zoomed in on an 8″ tablet. (3:51 min) Classroom substitute for print and cursive? …… What about the virtual keyboard? Best viewed at full-screen-OFF (Zoom in) Make sure video quality is 360p!
If you understood the time (10 years) and all of the possible combinations that were required to be tested in order to perfect Ciphryx (~2000), you can rest assured that almost anyone of any age can achieve better results than the Ciphryx creator.
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This web page introduces a modern version of English writing created exclusively for recognition purposes. 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. (The concept of sensing a simple motion and relating it to a familiar letter is called internal letter “completion“.) Ciphryx writing is meant for quick input and to provide fast, one-for-one, low-error character output via computer interpretation. It offers a far better tablet text input method than either conventional handwriting recognition or a virtual keyboard.
Quick demo of text injection into a word processor. (35 sec)Best viewed at full-screen-OFF (Zoom in) Make sure video quality is 360p!
(Video #3 further below)
in order to break out of the last decade of dubious 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.
Ciphryx may not look like English, but it still feels like it!
It should not be accepted that tablets must be forever restricted just to entertainment and simple keyword searches. A number of years and much effort was expended testing and researching to pursue a fast, accurate and high endurance text input solution. The answer was finally made clear with the discovery of Ciphryx. This simple stroke system is similar to a mathematical equation and falls into the category of a discovery and not a personal creation. It is not something to be liked or disliked, but a concept to be comprehended.
Preview of the single-stroke, widely-spaced, lowercase Ciphryx motions.
yellow = vowels | green = double consonants | blue = single only consonants
STOP THINKING LETTERS !!! – THINK AND FEEL -> MOTIONS -> Letters used for recognition writing are “old school”. Each unique delineated motion above fits inside a shaped space described by a tightly fitting, puzzle-like BOUNDARY. No boundary crosses over into any other stroke’s territory. No Ciphryx stroke has a clearly defined end point … These are NOT LETTERS !!! They are flexible, MOTION TRACES with non-overlapping, definitive territories.
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 in its feel. 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.
This website is exclusively edited with the Ciphryx system on an eight inch tablet (HP Envy 8), using a custom, double-ended stylus. (Wacom active end for art and navigation. Conducive fabric end for Ciphryx.)
(Not a brand endorsement… Just a fact… FYI)
The Ciphryx Write-To-Text Solution
– Currently –
– A JAVA FOR WINDOWS PROGRAM –
(Works with Exp, 7, 8 and 10)
It’s fast and adjustable to many (OS) platforms.
(Java Runtime Engine [JRE-8] Provided)
Std (1280×800) and HiRes (1920×1200)
(2) Versions Available
YOU CAN RETURN TO THIS PAGE WHILE DOWNLOADING
You can look at Ciphryx, shrug your shoulders and walk away or take your finger, tap a few buttons and a new compact text input system (below) will appear that may turn out to be the most used program on your tablet. It’s worth investing some testing time.
Ciphryx strokes can be viewed as simple pieces of a virtual puzzle 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 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 is 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.
Try Ciphryx today.
Find out how primitive “paper based” writing really is.
Give old dinosaur writing and your virtual keyboard eyes a rest.
It does not 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. The more you use it, the faster you will be able to write and the fewer errors you will make. This particular version is specifically designed for English writers.
It’s free to download and you’ll find it easier to write than print or cursive and will be surprised. Your error rate upon mastery, 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.
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