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The Efficient Tablet Write-To-Text Solution

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 US Patent #8,045,803 

Don’t just look… Download and try it. It’s free!

Why free? Everyone erroneously believes that ones’ writing system is untouchable… sacred… and any new alternative must be too difficult to master. Free is an incentive to try and unhinge that mindset.




The symbol input method that gets a user as far away from writing mistakes as possible with the greatest speed and compactness, while requiring only a minimum of eye/hand coordination and insuring maximum compatabity with English.



Ciphryx uses the shortest, most definitive, widely spaced and smooth, follow-through strokes possible of which the majority have been strategically matched for “feel” (essence) with cursive English (Latin) letters. The remainder are print related. Each stroke, unlike a letter, has clearly defined boundaries (angles) which when crossed, will cause that stroke to fall into the  “territory” that represents its nearest “neighbor”. The Ciphryx stroke system is a matrix of tightly fitting puzzle pieces.


Slowed down and enlarged.

(the “normal” 2 symbol indicates change to math mode) Note that the i, h, l, m and t can all be written to look identical, but are very different in their stroke direction and type.

(More screen recordings and videos below)


Ciphryx is not an invention. It is a discovery.

This recognition writing system is for those who are willing to consider that it is not out of the realm of possibility that in the 21st century the  use of  print and cursive will be highly curtailed and a new more modern alternative will become their replacement. (With the advent of small computers it is no longer necessary to write legible “letters” or from left to right.) Ciphryx is also for those who view the virtual keyboard as problematic and an anachronism. Although it has a tiny learning curve, which would seem to be an advantage, in reality, it is a permanent disadvantage. The VK establishes a text input system that is perpetually cumbersome, tedious and limiting.  It reduces every user of every skill level to a state of inhibited minimalism. Ciphryx frees users from the invisible shackles created by Old World writing and the virtual keyboard.



This system may interest tablet (and smartphone) users who might either like to try or just observe a new approach to handwriting and text input. It is a powerful 21st century “stationary” writing method that is an evolutionary step above cursive, which is enabled by computer technology. Ciphryx is easy to adopt, but few will attempt it, for most are either too lazy or too rigid in their concept of writing to consider a quite mild, but transcendent change, no matter how useful or quickly it can be picked up and mastered. 

“With Ciphryx one will find that they have been wasting time using Old World writing for inline recognition purposes.”

But…  in case there are some individuals who would like to try and step into a more casual, versatile and low energy input style, it is available to download and use free of charge. (just request it via email… you will be directed to a download URL) Ciphryx is simple, compact, fast and easy to write, much less stressful on the eyes than a virtual keyboard and, although generally simplified, it will still make sense to any writer of the English language.

“To settle for lower or strive for higher
learning… that is the question.”

Be aware that one may watch the screen recordings and videos below several times, but it will be very little help in understanding Ciphryx, which bypasses visual ques for the most part and enters into the territory of  motion perception  or “feel”. You need to use your fingers instead of your eyes to “get” it. Only then will you quickly comprehend its connection with the English letter, number, character and punctuation system. That is why it can be considered a transcendent writing system.

Ciphryx modifications are possible which allow non-English (European) characters.



Ciphryx is not a grunt text input method like Graffiti, that was created merely to get text onto a handheld device. It is the “post-paper” writing system that is a digital fit for the computer age. It takes advantage of computer leverage in order to make writing more compact, speed it up, and neaten it with the use of clear text output. It is NOT designed as was past paper writing, which was intended to be eye legible. Instead, Ciphryx is “impression” legible and directed toward input speed, accuracy, and the maximization of software readability. It is the software which is the vehicle that translates and  organIzes the input motions,  making that “writing” user friendly. 

You may look upon it as a puzzle, a game or whatever but, once you learn it, you will find yourself reaching for IT rather than the virtual keyboard or your standard writing recognition software.

Ciphryx is a modern, intermediary writing language. It is simple, mathematical in nature, similar to musical notes, comprehensive in its stroke structure and substantially quicker than longhand. It has been carefully organized to maintain the feel of English and is far more compact and versatile than either standard hand-writing or the screen blocking, visually demanding virtual keyboard.





pardon the sloppiness and illegibility, but if the software can read these scribbles (they are really just traced motions), input neatness must not be too important for the output result.

In this similar screen recording below, the ink has been turned offThe visual ball has been activated so you can follow the motionsCiphryx can be like dancing. You don’t have to watch your feet, so why should you have to watch your fingers?


More recordings and videos below.

Ciphryx text is transferable into any word processor or text box by either a one step… tap/inject or a two step… select/copy and tap/paste feature.


Performance (Currenfty Windows Only) is tablet/cpu dependent

Note: Ciphryx could be translated into an Android or Apple OS app but, very few are willing to even try the initial Windows based program to see if it works on their device. It, therefore, makes no sense to expand the software unless there is a demand for it. This system has been floating around, unseen within the “ether” since the beginning of time. l am just the one who expended the effort to search and work it out to completion. I personally use Ciphryx every day and am now quite annoyed when forced to use a virtual keyboard when away from my tablet. That is my preference. Whether anyone else chooses to learn Ciphryx it is up to themselves to decide. (J.S. Nelson – Ciphryx developer)




 Ciphryx, as intimated above, is a system of character perception, rather than outward appearance. It allows “clipped” input within a small area and offers the capability to input text without looking or to 
completely turn off the “ink” if one wishes. The faster it is written, the more English sense it makes. The extraneous parts of letters are eliminated. Ciphryx goes straight to a character’s essence, which the mind
and hand readily pick up… but not ones’ eyes.







–  Ciphryx Software Intro (GUI Demo) –

(A Windows based java program)

A full screen recording on an 8″ tablet.

The instructions and the stroke reference sheet pop up when the [Info] button is tapped on the GUI in the expanded mode.




With the aid of computer interpretation, Ciphryx Stationary Writing  gets text input accomplished neatly, compactly and quicker than old-fashioned, paper style writing. The GUI is far smaller and more maneuverable than the  virtual keyboard and increases the versatility of the otherwise limited tablet beyond that of the “modern” laptop.




Zoomed in on an 8″ tablet. (3:51 min)
(Compact and expand mode demo) 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!


– Some Key Ciphryx Features –

Sounds to confirm actions, cap prior character, number mode, handwriting calculator, select all and copy to paste, set trigger text to inject, note taking input mode, search engine mode, character to voice mode, repeat character mode, tap to erase, ink off and GUI fade mode.



The Ciphryx recognition writing system was created for several very good reasons. I, the developer, needed a much simplified, but still English-feeling input system that would allow fast, neat notes to be taken within a very small space, and an easy to navigate method for programming software on a smaller than laptop computer  (today’s tablet). I disliked having to wade through the slow, oddball and unnecessary contortions required by current forms of text input. 

I set out to discover a more practical piece of software that would offer a better method to get extended tablet work done and not feel burned out after about 30 seconds of text input time. I thought it would take about 15 days to work the problem out. It actually took 15 years. During this period, tablets were invented and have since been improved upon. The higher end your tablet / cpu set up, the better Ciphryx will perform.

Ciphryx is a cross between the keyboard concept and handwriting recognition. Each stroke, when activated by a modifier stroke (like the shift key for caps and punctuation e.i.), has an alternate symbol associated with it. This minimizes the number of overall  system strokes, which heightens recognition potential by allowing increased simplicity and the widening of the “distance” (or uniqueness) between each stroke shape (definitiveness). The symbol system is not only organized to fit English, but also follows a hierarchy principle where the most used strokes are the most simple or easiest to write. This feature maximizes writing efficiency.




Ciphryx GUI on 8″ tablet (compact / expand mode)  with v-keyboard behind




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. You do not have to take my word for it. You can test it out yourself if you just ask.

_ if you just ask if you just ask

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 –


(Works with Exp, 7, 8 and 10)


Why Java?

“Apps” using today’s cpu’s still offer too slow recognition 

Java avoids “slow hooking’ into the OS

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



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.


It does not take long to get acquainted with this new text input method and there is no time frame required to become a Ciphryx master. One can take a month or a year. The more it is used, the faster one will be able to write and the fewer errors will be made. This particular  version is specifically designed for English writers. 

You’ll find it easier to write than print or cursive and may 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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