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"Stick with the old text input ways and be stuck in the past."

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Introducing Ciphryx

High Performance Recognition Writing 

"Key to the future of tablet computers"

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The transition from paper to tablet style writing has begun.a


"Moving tablet utility forward"

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If education continues its dumbing down ways, up-plays only the intuitive approach and looses its forward vision, the powerful tablet can never be fully integrated into the classroom environment.


So lift that stylus and at least take a stab at something truly new and innovative. You have nothing to loose, but your erroneous perceptions.


First... Let's quickly take a look at what's 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 Preface  (Feb. 2017)

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 was simply to find, if possible, a new, more practical English 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 (like myself...the developer - age now ~ 60) 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. A patent for its recognition methodology was applied for and eventually granted.

While the rest of the world dawdles along the path of least resistance, struggling with older, tablet-incompatible forms of text input, the developer of Ciphryx spends his 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 carefulness. What a relief!

Other tablet users may wish to try Ciphryx. It's available exclusively 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.

Jeffrey Scott Nelson (Ciphryx developer)



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!


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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. 


(Video #2)

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 "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.


write sceneCiphryx may not look like English, but it still feels like it!


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. This simple stroke system  is similar to an 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 accepted or ridiculed which is generally the case with new advances that require several levels of understanding. 


Preview of the single-stroke, widely-spaced, lowercase Ciphryx motions.

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 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 feelOld 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. 


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

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(Works with Exp, 7, 8 and 10)

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



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 GUI Screen Shot (compact mode)

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 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. 


Give Ciphryx a try today!

Find out how primitive "paper based" writing really is. 

Give old dinosaur writing and your virtual keyboard eyes a rest.

If you discover that you can't get used to Ciphryx...   just delete it,

but if you can... you will have a powerful new tool at your disposal.

And don't forget to let a young person know about the Ciphryx system.


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. The more you use it, the faster you will be able to write and the fewer errors you will make. This 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 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.





Tablet Writing Software GUI


Tablet Recognition Writing | Ciphryx




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