I often read in the newsgroups, forums and by E-Mail the question from international users if there is a way to get this or that T9 language file for a Smartphone because until today the support of international languages is pretty limited.
If you are not a Smartphone user so far the problem with Smartphone 2002 is that it contains 4 languages only (sometimes maybe 5) and this user interface languages are linked to the T9 input languages. In fact it means if your UI is English, also your T9 input method is English. Anyway - this was tweaked some time ago but nevertheless - as good this tweak worked, as long as your device already contains your favorite language, there is still no way to add a different language-set for T9 if you are using another language then the pre-installed ones.
Also it wasn't possible to change the language within creating a SMS message which was inconvenient at all and not state of the art for today's mobile phones!
However, it becomes better now! :-) With the latest official ROM I received today for the i-Mate Smartphone2, Smartphones now supports much more languages and you can change between the languages even while you are in the text mode! :-)
The new 1.9.51 ROM contains Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Italian, French, German US English and UK English for the user interface and Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish for T9! :-)
Especially for Scandinavian users this is great! While they used to use English, for text messaging they might missed their T9 languages and now it's part of the ROM and you can switch, right while composing a SMS, between the different languages - nor more reason to reboot your device because you've changed the language! :-)
Cheers ~ Arne