Tablet Writing Software That Works


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NEW! High Performance Recognition Writing

- Express Your Thoughts More Naturally - 

Fast | Accurate | Compact | Simple 


write  sceneCiphryx pronounced sigh-friks - ciph (decode) : ryx (write)


Although Ciphryx is a simpler, updated version of English and does not appear to look like Old World writing, in reality, it still "feels" very similar when quickly written. Creating this perception is intentional and absolutely necessary for the system to work.   Learn more ahead...

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Ciphryx Advanced Tablet Writing Software


(Java Runtime Engine [JRE-8] Provided)

Std (1280x800) and HiRes (1920x1200) Versions Available






Ciphryx Introduction

Do we really need an update for English writing? 

Yes, if we want to bring tablets into the classroom as a "do everything" device which includes all students being able to rapidly input text over an extended period of time at a reasonably low error rate. (high endurance text input) 

Neither the virtual keyboard nor conventional handwriting recognition can meet the high endurance text input test. (The quick, low "street" endurance test, yes.)  The virtual keyboard is far too eye/hand intensive and blocks much of the screen. Many English letters used for handwriting recognition are geometrically similar and overlap, which forces users either to slow down their writing or produce too many errors at quick input speed. The left to right writing of print and cursive is also too space consuming for smaller computers. The common forms of text input used today are then, quite inadequate for the active, face-paced classroom.

Something, therefore, has to "give" in order to reach a satisfactory tablet text input solution. A symbol system is the answer, but not one that was created centuries ago for writing on paper.

It doesn't matter how good a recognition program is, if the problems lie both in ones fallible hand and the character system. ... Coordinate, simplify, make the stroke "targets" larger, add a few other necessary components to overcome the fallibility and character issues, and then you have a workable, low-error, recognition writing solution.

One may not like change, but those are the facts. It is evolve or stagnate and be content with an unsatisfactory, inferior solution. It may be as it always is ...the old ways are retained for the selected use of old people (the over 14 crowd) and the new ways are adopted by the young. However, just in case, evolving is not that difficult. The Ciphryx learning curve has been painstakingly designed to be as smooth and low as possible. 5 to 10 minutes of practice a day is all you need. It adds up to eventual mastery. 


The ingredients for high performance recognition writing.

Each Stroke must:

- Be geometrically widely spaced and asymmetric

- Have tight boundaries that do not cross into "neighboring territory"

- Be a follow through motion with no definite end

- Single stroked and as simple as possible

- Fit within an efficiency hierarchy for the target language

- Not be performed in a direction that is contrary to normal practice

- Be absolutely compatible with the target language


Are there any other systems that can do the job?

No. Writing languages of the past are more complex,  geometrically uncoordinated and were created for sight. Ciphryx is a coordinated universal formula created for smooth, flowing, "stationary" hand motion. (Note that it may be rearranged and/or augmented for other languages.)


Remember: What goes for students, goes for everyone else.


If you are intimidated by the fact that Ciphryx is a new writing system that takes a little practice, look upon it as the ultimate useful video game that will last a lifetime. If you are an adventuresome individual or a serious tablet user, you will see it as a welcome addition to your tablet tool box. The more you use it, the quicker you get and the closer to error-free you become. Like anything else, it becomes automatic after a while and you no longer have to think about it. Once mastered, going back to the virtual keyboard or your old way of writing will be the hardship.



Ciphryx - Advanced Recognition Writing 

- Recognition Coordinated -

- Compact And Low Error -

- Efficiency Maximized - 

- English Compatible -



If you're looking then, for a new conventional

 handwriting recognition program and   

hoping it will solve your text input

  problems, it is like whistling for 

dinosaurs and expecting

them to show up.

It's just not going to happen.





The programs are not to blame.

It is the insistence upon using a very old  

style of writing never intended for tablets.


A coordinated "Recognition English" system now exits

 that is superior to the old "Paper" one. It was developed 

to put an end to the tablet text input problem.


It's simple, smooth, quick. and compact.

And organized to fit the English language.


Coordinated Ciphryx offers a way out

of the Old World tablet writing rut and an 

escape from the eye-dizzying virtual keyboard.


If you make up your mind to learn it, and have the right

stylus & tablet, you will leave "them" in a state of awe. 

(Wander the web. You will not find anything like Ciphryx.)




Text output is best viewed at full-screen-OFF and full-zoom-ON (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.



If you don't believe, just download the program and test it. Simple.



Observthe Ciphryx difference.

The 3 Ways: Old and slow... Fast and low endurance... Fast and high endurance.

write  scene If more simple, partial strokes as shown above can still "feel" like real letters, does it not make sense to increase text input speed, skip the writing of complex characters altogether for writing recognition purposes and leave paper style writing to paper? 



Ciphryx does not require complex, Old World handwriting nor involve the intensive eye/hand coordination of virtual keys, but it does require a computer for real-time stroke interpretation. This is why it is an advancement. Computer interpreted writing is meant to be easily and quickly written, not read. As seen above in the sketch, some words,  when written from left-to-right and read after the fact, would be very difficult to decipher with the human eye. (Note that Ciphryx is actually not written from left to right, but one over the other.)


light scene


Ciphryx brings writing out of the 15th, into the 21st century. Its appearance is highly deceptive. You must trust your hand, not your eyes. It is smooth, simple, more efficient and easier to articulate. The stroke shapes are widely spaced allowing text-neat writing of high endurance at an input speed faster than cursive. The user interface is more screen-agile and more compact than a virtual keyboard's.


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


A tablet user would be at a distinct advantage if he or she was able to quickly input text with a minimum of eye/hand coordination within a small area on the tablet screen and concentrate primarily on the output and not penmanship quality or what key to tap and where.


Getting Ciphryx text into a text box or word processor.



CIPHRYX HIGH PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION WRITING is an evolutionary 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_

Today, computer power can leverage a less readable, but more writable intermediary input language. The processor and software can be used to translate a more simple stroke and almost instantaneously output the familiar, but more complex print letter it represents. Computer assistance produces an advanced form of writing that can be input far more compactly than standard writing, handwriting recognition or virtual keyboards. It is more simple, neater, easier to write and quicker than Old World paper writing.

Ciphryx is fluently writable and as stated above, has high English compatibility. It is designed to closely match English, allowing users to pick it up with a little practice and soon feel comfortable with the writing of each alternate stroke. Since the Ciphryx stroke set is an unalterable "equation", one must work with it. Finding the "perfect" English match took literally many years of experimentation.

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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What is needed, especially for the classroom, is a significant update of Old World handwriting and its input style...a system specifically geared toward simplicity, compactness, high input speed with accuracy. The strokes must be coordinated for shape and have large, clearly delineated  boundaries that provide for the greatest amount of writing leeway. The effect is to produce a practical, on-the-fly recognition writing system. Ciphryx is an evolutionary jump in writing... It is a stroke formula that provides the lowest potential for error at the fastest input speed. A highly practical and useful tool for the modern classroom. It can, with practice, be written blind. (Something you couldn't even imagine saying about the eye intensive virtual keyboard.)

Test Ciphryx. This version is specifically designed for English writers. Download the software and get acquainted with this revolutionary text input experience. There is nothing to loose, but a few minutes of download time. It is easier to write than print or cursive. You will be quite 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.

(*Note: Ciphryx performance is tablet quality dependent. Quality, however, does not necessarily mean most expensive.)


 wall  scene Leaving the old ways behind is not such a bad idea.




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


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