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EASY TO LEARN – QUICK TO WRITE
– Ciphryx Short-English Stationary Writing –
It makes more sense for tablet computers.
People use their 8″ tablets mostly to look at and
buy things, but do very little actual work on them.
Why is that? Is there something missing in the modern
world? Is there a new solution that will bring laptop
users to the tablet? The answer is yes and the
solution is Ciphryx recognition writing.
A new way to write and input text.
Does anyone want to try and learn it.
Absolutely not! Not a soul!
– DISTRUST, LAZINESS AND FEAR –
But, look… there it is below. Proved to work. Are we just
going to ignore it and hope it goes away, so we
won’t be pestered by a really new idea that
erroneously strikes us as being too difficult?
I really don’t know. Only time will tell…
but I do know that I use it exclusively and would
not go back to either natural handwriting
recognition or the virtual keyboard.
So…if you are still interested in a much needed
new system of writing and tablet text input,
Trace each stroke on the left.
You will find that they follow the same pattern.
(Down, up, and around to the right)
Ciphryx is about simple, definitive patterns.
Note; The above symbol(s) is not the correct stroke type for
smooth letter flow (for the primary lowercase) but might have
been used in a pinch if it had matched one of the eight single
only consonants (h, j, k, q, v, w, x, y), which it doesn’t.
Five stroke questions to ask when creating
an efficient recognition writing system.
– What is the symbol’s stroke length (no. of direction changes)?
– How often do you use the symbol as opposed to others?
(Most to least in English = etaoinsrhdlucmfywgpbvkxqjz)
– Does it need to flow or can it be used at a point of hesitation?
– How far apart (dissimilar) is it from its nearest “neighbor”?
– How high is the stroke similarity to the target language character?
These questions must be resolved and
coordinated to produce a practical, writable
tablet text input system. This takes a long time.
In Ciphryx (e.g.) the tap, representing the Western language
period (.), is set aside for the much used backspace (erase) stroke.
When you see it action for the first time…
You may be troubled by its appearance.
You might squirm a little. You may roll
your eyes. You may belittle it.
You may search for every
possible excuse why it’s
ridiculous, but… you
will have to admit
that there is something
about it that rings true and
despite how you react, Ciphryx does
look like the future of tablet writing
and high-endurance tablet text input.
You may not wish to learn it and be willing to
continue trudging through your tablet text input
in the old fashioned way. That’s fine, but know
that it doesn’t take anything special to master
Ciphryx. Just a little motivation and effort.
And as you will see… it works… and
well. If you truly want to get some
real tablet work done… it would
not be unwise to learn it.
Ciphryx is specifically set up and designed so a
writer of English can quickly adjust to the motions.
To start off, just watch. Below is an actual sized GUI,
+ real-time screen recording of some simple words.
Many mistakes were edited out in this particular
video demo because the higher input speed often
out-paced the CPU capabilities. (The text in the
other videos is written slower.) This is a demon-
stration of future Ciphryx potential when the
CPU speeds are raised. Don’t try to read the
writing. You won’t be able to. I can’t read
it myself. As explained below, you feel
Ciphryx and don’t spend a lot of
time looking at it.
Do you watch your tongue move while
you speak each word? Of course not!
That would be absurd!
You may be able to zero in on keys and
then tap them quickly time and time again, but
that does not mean you aren’t being dumbed
down or that your eyes won’t eventually
suffer from the constant stress.
Watch Ciphryx in action below.
Ciphryx is for those who are
open to new possibilities.
The simple Ciphryx input system is
free (for now), it feels like English but, does
not necessarily look like it. (see explanation
below) It is simple, fast, and accurate.
You can write sloppily and still get it right.
– INTRODUCING –
COMPACT STATIONARY WRITING | BY CIPHRYX
I have set aside Old World writing and the virtual
keyboard for a better solution. I personally use
Ciphryx every day on my, not-too-expensive
8″ Windows tablet. Because it is so similar
to English, it only takes a month, at a
few minutes a day, to master.
I use it … to search the web …
take notes … program… do email
fill out forms and … jot down thoughts.
I rarely engage the keyboard anymore…
virtual or real … nor do I waste paper.
– The Ciphryx Software GUI –
(a Windows based java program)
(more recordings and videos below)
Yes, you can learn to write “in place”. The mind
is an amazing organ and adjusts rather rapidly.
A full screen recording on an 8″ tablet.
the [Info] button is tapped on the GUI in the expanded mode.
The simple Ciphryx strokes do not connect well with ones
eyes and they are not meant to. They are designed to con-
nect directly with your school-days perceptions of a letter.
Even though substantially shorter, if a stroke stays
within a familiar pattern, both your hand and mind
will be satisfied that the intended character has
actually been written. Your mind automatically
adjusts and magically fills in any missing gaps,
so you don’t need to write the entire letter.
This is a natural perception phenomenon to
which ALL users will respond, called internal
letter “COMPLETION“. It offers a mental
and physical shortcut which allows
quicker symbol communications
with modern, small computers.
Learn the Ciphryx vowels in 5 seconds.
If you master CIPHRYX, your tablet will become
more versatile than your laptop,
(Note: Ciphryx is not a personal creation. Like music
and calculus, it is based on a natural principle.
It is a discovery that has been worked
out for the English language.)
Once learned, in whatever
time frame you choose, you will find Ciphryx
to be the easiest, fastest and most compact
English style of writing you will have ever
encountered. You will loose the eye-darting
between keystrokes and the left-to-right
space-taking of old school natural hand-
writing. You can even learn to write
Ciphryx without using “ink” (blind).
A run through of Ciphryx (a-z and 1,2,3…0)
(Ciphryx contains all virtual keyboard characters)
Ciphryx is free (for now). Download it and
set it on your task bar and play with it a few
minutes a day. You might just learn to like it.
In the practice of current forms of tablet text input,
one uses only half of ones brain, and … it’s not the
good half. The good half calculates and uses its
smarts … knowing that down the road, with
practice, like learning how to ride a bike, its
actions can become effortlessly automatic. The bad
half is exclusively visual, blindly “now”, stubbornly
lazy, fearful and clings to its primitive, intuitive process
to help keep it protected “within the matrix”. It has
no self control. It wants nothing to do with change.
Ciphryx is designed to bring the
good and the bad halves together 🙂
You will enter a new world of positivity.
You will open a new door to the future.
You will leave an anachronism behind.
You will learn something about your
self that you didn’t think possible.
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!
Despite the fact that as of late 2017, there is still 99% +
adult resistance to even thinking about an improved, English
based form of text input for tablets, it was not a mistake
to develop Ciphryx. It’s available here for all who wish
to down-load and test it. I personally use it every
day and now become annoyed whenever I am
forced to poke a virtual keyboard on a non-
Ciphryx loaded tablet. The virtual keyboard
takes up far too much screen space…
requires too many mode switches
to reach certain characters
and over time, is not
healthy for ones eyes.
The difference between Ciphryx and the virtual
keyboard is like the difference between
a sports car and a school bus or
a shuttle craft and
“If you use only your eyes to evaluate Ciphryx
you will never come close to understanding it.
It is more of a feel… than a look.”
I generally turn off the ink and just make
the motions. It’s less distracting.
Efficient, Versatile, Compact Tablet Text Input
Can you imagine a student sitting in a fast-paced
classroom or lecture hall trying to furiously switch
between tablet text note taking and drawing while using
either a virtual keyboard or “natural” handwriting recognition?
The frantic user image is quite humorous. In the real world
the above methods are impractical for a serious school setting.
WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO CLASSROOM TABLET COMPETENCE?
IT MAY BE A HERETICAL CONCEPT, BUT SOMETIMES A NEW
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRES A NOVEL SOLUTION. TABLET TEXT
INPUT IS ONE OF THOSE SYSTEMS THAT REQUIRES
NOVELTY AND A LITTLE EVOLUTIONARY PUSH.
If you don’t want to write out messy longhand and
don’t trust your handwriting for handwriting
recognition and don’t like the bulky, screen-
blocking, eye-intensive virtual keyboard
but, do like the output of clear text…
Ciphryx is your only practical alternative.
It doesn’t take that long to master.
– It’s quicker than both print and cursive.
– It’s decidedly more compact than a virtual
__keyboard and standard writing.
– All input and control is just a stroke away.
– It’s convenient and highly tablet mobile.
– It has fast and accurate stroke recognition.
And it still feels like English.
– 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
Ciphryx follows an efficiency hierarchy.
The most used characters = the most simple.
You don’t have to learn it all at once.
It can be as gradual as you wish.
You may look all you want, but you won’t understand
Ciphryx without exercising some physical activity.
Download the software, open up the program,
view the stroke sheet, reach over and make
a mark and see what happens. Go from
that point. If you don’t like what you
experience, delete the program.
If you find at least one circumstance where
Ciphryx outperforms what you are used
to, your download won’t be wasted.
Remember… It’s still free.
Although you obviously need to look at
the strokes initially, as you progress,
you will find yourself looking less often
and just glancing down occasionally
to insure that you are staying within
the bounds of the writing rectangle.
Get this concept and you will then “get” Ciphryx.
Ciphryx is a smooth hand motion system and is not
built for direct reading as is Old World writing.
Its on-screen text TRANSLATION is for reading.
Stroke “feel” is similar to the rapid automatic
mental process that occurs when tapping
a key via keyboard position memory,
Within a month, by just practicing a few minutes a day,
you can master this practical alternative to the virtual
keyboard and “natural” handwriting recognition.
Those of today from all walks of life are
convinced that visible keys are the apex of
tablet text input … that an intensive visual
system is the best solution. The truth is quite
the opposite. The use of vision can actually be
a hindrance. Reducing the need for visual
acuity is the real answer.
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 develop 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.
One tablet text input fact is: the virtual keyboard is an annoying piece of software.
– It is cumbersome,
– blocks too much of the screen and
– requires too much high eye/hand coordination
A second one is: Old World handwriting, that was designed
for writing on paper is slow, frustrating, too complex
and a poor match for recognition input technology.
– In the digital era, it doesn’t make technical or practical sense to continue using the software translation of complex, paper-based Old World longhand. In this high tech world, it’s just plain silly … a waste of time and energy, and a thoroughly outdated process. It makes far more sense to input a smooth, simple, definitive, unorganized script and then… have software instantly analyse and output it as more complex, organized standard text. This type of improvement in efficiency is the reason computers were developed. The world moves forward because of it. It’s called evolution.
The Ciphryx innovative input concept was discovered while I was on a search for that elusive “better” tablet text input solution. I now input all of my tablet text using it and over the course of many years have tested countless arrangements and found the one with the most English-like feel, that allows the quickest transition to it.
Getting over the mental hurdle to take the step to learn Ciphryx, is its main obstacle. Your intelligence won’t help you, however. You will have to try it to understand how it is “tuned” to English. You will find no similar form of text input out there. Like the musical scale, Ciphryx is empirical, not an opinion.
The concept of sensing a simple motion that is only a piece or a
stroke essence of an actual letter and completing the rest
of it in one’s mind is called internal letter “completion“.
This IMMEDIATE and AUTONOMIC response allows Ciphryx to work.
One is satisfied that a complete character has been written.
The faster you write, the greater is the letter connection. When
all Ciphryx symbols are correctly matched
with English, the system “clicks”.
If you learn this input method you will be able to write neatly, compactly and faster than you have ever written. You will not have to search for characters or switch interfaces as is the case with the virtual keyboard. Eye darting will stop and you will only need to follow the output, not the input. The choice to try Ciphryx all depends on whether or not you want a compact, smooth, relaxed tablet text input style or wish to continue with the one you are using now. You are encouraged to search the web for a better alternative, but you will be challenged to find one… You will run across ubiquitous software that doesn’t require experience or learning, but then you will be in the same spot you are now.
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.
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.
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.
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.)n
(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.
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)
“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
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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.
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.
Give old dinosaur writing and your virtual keyboard eyes a rest.
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. 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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