_Efficient Write-To-Text Solution_


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 US Patent 8,045,803 

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  —– CIPHRYX —-—->


If you want to advance to a

higher form of writing and

text input, Ciphryx is it.


A post paper style of writing and text input, designed for the hand and the digitizer… not for direct viewing or for use on paper.


You don’t need paper to learn it. You don’t need a tablet to learn it. Ciphryx is a motion language that captures letter “essence”. The back end of a Sharpie on plastic will do.



– Effective keys are for true keyboards.

– Writing true letters is for paper.

– Ciphryx is for the digitized touch screen and the true modern user.


With Ciphryx you can

transcend the last 

7 centuries…

…if you want to.






There is a better way… beyond the virtual keyboard and beyond “natural” handwriting recognition.


The virtual keyboard, although used by all, is actually a low form of text input, more suitable for special needs children than educated adults. “Natural” handwriting (for handwriting recognition) is an outdated system that is not in synch with the computer era.

A modern alternative is here.

The time has arrived to move on to a more powerful input concept that fits current technology, the current century and a school system that requires more that just getting letters thrown onto a touch screen. Ciphryx melds both writing and keyboard concepts into a modern, compact text input/ writing system that works perfectly with the versatile, but cramped-spaced, smaller than laptop computer.


 (Screen recordings & video below.)


Despite contrary beliefs and the reality of high user inertia toward the acceptance of a new form of text input, Ciphryx will keep pounding home the fact that small computer text input has been on the wrong track for a very long time. That the virtual keyboard is analogous to a tricycle and Ciphryx is a step up to the bike which will be discussed below.

Presented within this web page is the more rational, school-worthy approach to text input and writing on compact computers (which includes tablets, smart-phones and watch-sized devices). If you would like to reach beyond the lowest common denominator and get some real work accomplished on your smaller computer, master Ciphryx. Break out of the old school, text input box.______


You do not have to write an entire letter for it to be accurrately recognized or for it to still feel that it has been written to completion. Your mind naturally fills in or disregards the missing parts. You also no longer have to write from left to right.


Now to the tricycle analogy…


A past mistaken assumption made by otherwise bright people.

“It is not possible to stabalize forward motion while traveling on only two wheels.”


Those who cling 100% to sight, which is comparable to the stabalizing third wheel of a trike, will be less capable of understanding Ciphryx. Those who have learned to type without looking will  “get it” right away. When it is comprehended that eye sight is an obstacle to understanding, transcendence beyond the more primitive, visual state can then occur. Like maintaining ones balance on a two wheeler, eyesight may be a minor aid, but it is not the primary sense that keeps one from falling over and a rider can still move forward, unaided on a bike without using vision.


Learning Ciphryx is like graduating from a comfortable, stable tricycle to a bike. If the bicycle had not yet been invented, no one would know its advantages and all would now, still be merrily riding trikes everywhere, glibly priding themselves on how great their trike was and how fast they could get around. They would be totally unaware of what they were missing and the little quirk of physics that makes bikes possible. (Ciphryx is also made possible using a natural quirk, only it is one of the mind which is explained below.)


A current mistaken assumption made by otherwise bright people.

“It is not possible for the mind and hand to quickly adapt to a truncated lettering system.”


A trike works fine. It gets you where you want to go and if you were carrying an ackward load it might be a better choice in that case. But, have you seen many trikes around lately?  Why aren’t there more? And who rides them? Like the virtual keyboard, they are mentally safer (require little thought). They are more stable (require little balance e.g visual keys) and you just hop on and ride (require little learning). Eurika! THAT is why trikes are the chosen vehicle for inexperienced children and used by those with special needs. And… that is precisely why trikes and the virtual keyboard are comparable.)


No matter your level of sophistication in other areas, this is what all are reduced to when using the virtual keyboard and “natural” HR.

“The things modern man is willing to sacrifice in order to avoid any true learning!”

It is what the world gets when it refuses to let go of great concepts that worked in the time they were invented, but no longer fit with current advancing technology.

… and with Ciphryx

Just imagine what it might feel like within one small, but roomy space to tick off letters one by one, not too dissimilar to tapping keys, but WITHOUT the mode switching or associated hand and eye darting that is reminicent of a pigeon pecking for seeds … and … while using very little vision to perform the task.

“Look Ma! No keyboard! …. No complex letters and it’s free form!”

You can keep up this pace indefinitely without getting tired or going cross eyed.

But, but, but… I can’t read most of those strokes. It doesn’t make sense!

As will be explained below, they still feel like the target letters. (All quick recognition writing strokes must be short and sweet and widely spaced apart.) You have to think the letter as you write the stroke to understand the “recognition” process that is going on in your head and the feel transmitted by your hand. You can look until your eyes pop out, but until you write and feel the strokes yourself, you will remain in the dark.

(More screen recordings & video below)


The motions above are not precisely reproduced on screen as written, (current touch screens are notoriously inaccurate) but each stroke captures the basic essence of the intended letter. In other words, both one’s brain and hand are satisfied without arguement  that the target letter has been written close enough to not cause mental confusion. Taking advantage of this automatic mental quirk is key to Ciphryx working. It provides the means for a non-traumatic and quick learning curve.

This letter perception phenomenon cannot be seen on screen, however. It must be felt. Lack of the ability to visualize it is the major stumbling block which prevents potential users from taking a stab at Ciphryx. To make use of the phenomenon, one must turn perception away from the outer eye of the primitive man and direct it toward that of the smarter, inner eye that transcends simple vison (balance in the bike analogy). Learning Ciphryx facilitates that shift toward inner perception and will expand a users narrow view of his or her mental capabilities (physical capabilities in the bike analogy). Sounds complicated in it’s description, but it is an automatic response and requires no thought.


A post paper style of writing and text input, designed for the hand and the digitizer… not for direct viewing or for use on paper.


Ciphryx is like having a single oversized key that does everything. You “write” the “key” stroke representation…. the recognition program outputs the character or engages a command. You do not even need to see the stroke “ink” if you don’t want to. Ciphryx strokes have no position sensitive components. It is therefore possible to just feel them, while making a simple stroke motion, that gives one the subtle impression of writing the correct character. (This is similar to “blind” typing on a full sized keyboard or rapidly writing an illegible signature.) The ink, if used, merely indicates the stroke motion path. Each text or command output occurs within a  fraction of a second upon lifting the stylus or finger.

It cannot be over emphasized that ones mind and hand are pliable and can adapt quite quickly to this system. If target letter compatible, one’s hand will eagerly follow a simpler path. The brain will rapidly solidify each stroke as a pseudo letter alternative and lock it into permancy, allowing the hand to automatically respond.

Learning Ciphryx is an exceptional, new experience. It provides a better understanding of how the mind works and the true primitive nature of current text input systems. Once mastered, one can then step fully into the 21st century with an appropriately modern text input tool.


Ciphryx is a simplified form of “Computer English” that takes the user  as far away from recognition input mistakes as possible, with the greatest speed, ease and compactness. It is a cross between writing and the keyboard concept. It competes directly with the old school, small-computer unfriendly text input concepts of handwriting recognition and the virtual keyboard.



“One cannot expect the future classroom to be forever tied to the awkward laptop or the tablet with an archaic and inadequate text input system. Ciphryx solves the small computer in the classroom problem.”


It can be used for fast, casual writing, note taking or efficient input into web search boxes, forms, word processors and text fields. No eye darting. No screen blocking. No annoying mode switching. Just concentrated text input. 

You can


the tricycle

state of mind.


Now on to another Ciphryx demo.

Ciphryx uses the shortest, most widely spaced and smooth, follow-through strokes that exist. They are limited in number and specific. (Much like musical notes.) The majority fit and have been strategically matched with cursive English letters. (If you have not been taught cursive, it is not your fault. It is a poor education system that is geared toward minimalism.) The remaining of the 26 primary Ciphryx strokes are matched with print letters. Each stroke, unlike a letter, has clearly defined boundaries (angles) which define its “territority”. When drawn outside of it’s boundaries, a stroke falls within the  territory of a nearest “neighbor”. The Ciphryx stroke system, therefore, can be described as a matrix of tightly fitting puzzle pieces. Its broad, definitve stroke boundaries, similar to large keyboard keys, clarify and maximize recognition. (Note that the smaller the computer size, the less effective are keys for prolonged input and the more effective is a stroke system.)


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 nearly identical, but each is very different in their stroke direction and type.

(More screen recordings & videos below)


Ciphryx is not an invention. It is a discovery.


In case there are some individuals who would like to try and step into a more versatile and effective 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.


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


Ciphryx is a modern, intermediary writing language. It is simple, mathematical in nature and similar to musical notes.





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 GUI Demo –

(A Windows based java program)

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.




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 

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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