The Ciphryx Compact Text Input System
Fast | Efficient | Accurate | Simple
“The best of both worlds.”
(see videos below)
For Serious Tablet Users Who Get The Picture
Natural handwriting recognition is a slow,
redundant process. The virtual
keyboard is more of a
child’s toy than
Introducing Efficient “Stationary” Writing.
Putting screen-blocking keyboards,
dizzying eye-darting and
THE CIPHRYX TEXT INPUT SYSTEM
A new communication tool for the 21st century.
Alternative to virtual keyboards. A step
above print and cursive. Built for
increased efficiency and high
stroke recognition on
– Keyboard competitive –
– Recognition friendly –
– Smooth and flowing –
– Elegantly simple –
– Textbook neat –
– Compact –
– Yet, still feels like English –
(currently for Windows and English only)
By committing your thought to “paper”. you’re also doing more to lock it into place. … as your hand executes each stroke of each letter, it activates a much larger portion of the brain’s thinking, language, and “working memory” regions than typing, which whisks your attention along at a more letters-and-words pace.
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BY KEVIN PURDY
Developer’s Preface –
“It is impossible to comprehend by observation alone, how a few modifications can make such a significant difference in speed and recognition.”
There are many things that work rather well in a pinch. A coin for a screwdriver. A little doughnut spare tire for a real tire. A plastic bag for a raincoat. A rope for a belt. A horse and buggy for a car. Two tin cans connected by a string for a walkie talkie. etc. etc. etc. but, given the choice, one prefers to use the “real” thing. Although new, Ciphryx is the first real thing, in the way of truly tablet-compatible text input.
The virtual keyboard and standard handwriting recognition, although nice to look at, have been long-standing “make fixes” that work satisfactorily only under certain circumstances and a limited duration window. They are overwhelmingly used for cursory input which lasts merely seconds. (low endurance text input) Any longer than half a minute and they become tiresome and problematic.
Many years were taken to get Ciphryx right. Now complete, it has been made available to the general public. Ciphryx is a comprehensive, hi-endurance system that is beyond graphic writing, the virtual keyboard and natural handwriting recognition. It will work in the classroom like no other tablet text input method on the market and excels in the arena favored by the serious tablet user. It is not expected that many casual tablet users will turn away from their familiar text input method, even though it can be proved demonstrably better. Any process, produced in the simple, button-poking, please-no-learning-required era of today, will immediately be disregarded as a viable option by a huge chunk of the population, whether it works well or not. Those in the above mentioned category may stop here and go back in search of the minuscule improvements that might be available for older forms of tablet text input..
I use the Ciphryx system exclusively, because it IS better than the alternatives. I know handwriting. I’ve studied it for a very long time. I know what works and what doesn’t. I know what one can quickly adjust too and what one can’t. I know the inadequacies of the tablet and how to best overcome the problems. I program, write emails, edit this web page, casually write down my thoughts and, of course, input web search terms on a daily basis with Ciphryx. It is not like learning a new language… It is more like getting used to a new accent. The software is here for those who would like to try a change that will make a big difference in how they view their tablet and its future utility. This little program turns the elephant in the room into a mouse. Do not take my word for it. Test it out yourself.
(All videos, graphics and photo alterations were made by the developer.)
The choice between the old virtual keyboard / handwriting recognition paradigm and Ciphryx is the choice between crossing a stream on stepping stones or walking a bridge.
Old world handwriting was designed for the eyes.
A concept that at the time made absolute sense.
Ciphryx is designed for hand motion and the computer.
A concept that now makes more sense.
Through a comprehensive and coordinated design, letters can be simplified down to their smooth, core essence, making them easier to write more quickly and accurately. The old letter feel can be closely emulated, and these new stroke configurations allow compact writing using symbols placed one over the other (in place) rather from left-to-right. The input rate is significantly increased over that of paper writing, output is text neat and recognition is maximized.
Questions one would never imagine asking.
“Do you dream from left to right?”
“Do you think from left to right?”
“Do you talk from left to right?”
Then why would you write from left to right
if you don’t have too?
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!
If you have bad handwriting… it’s an asset.
One cannot approach a full understanding without downloading the software package and taking some time to play with it. It may be tested for a month at no cost. You will be able to pick up the Ciphryx concept within that time frame and discover the effectiveness of compact, high-endurance tablet writing.
Although most users may still prefer vision for this advanced style of writing it is not a requirement. Like dancing, this text input system is based on smooth, follow-through motions.
All are 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. Today’s unexpected news is, we happen to be entering into a new era when a change in handwriting will become a necessity.
Old world (paper-based) recognition-writing and even the poking of virtual keys were creations dragged from a bygone era (print / cursive and the typewriter). Neither were specifically designed for the new medium of the tablet digitizer. These two common forms of input are stop gap measures which have been temporarily adequate for low-level, short text input bursts needed for search engines, but not for the sustained, high-endurance text input required by the modern tablet classroom, where students will be required to take quick, neat notes, write entire sentences, whole paragraphs and yes, even in class essays.
Although handwriting has been “out” and key text input “in” … with the advent of tablet sized computers, the melding of writing into the keyboard concept now becomes the best technological solution to getting text into these compact devices when in the fast paced classroom or 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 regressive and a move backwards.)
Tablets are not laptops or smartphones. They are different.
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.)
The “intuitive” software approach cannot solve all of our technological problems. Some innovations still require learning and practice time. Today, an epic crossroad has been reached. The choice is simple. We either stall, scratch our heads and stubbornly stick with the intuitive, but inferior tablet input systems or be inspired by a fresh and more practical approach and evolve. Ciphryx makes the evolution of writing practical. Like cursive before it, It fits along the English writing continuum.
A quick list of what 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.
Tablet users who may wish to try Ciphryx can download it exclusively here at ciphryx.com and test it for a month. One may then purchase their copy when the trial period ends.
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 #2)
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!
(Video #3 further below)
The concept of sensing a simple motion and relating it to a familiar letter is called internal letter “completion“.
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
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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Ciphryx Patented Tablet Writing Software
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