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TIP: Change the T9 Input language to another than the UI language
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 09.04.03 - 13:23:06 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials - Viewed 29806x
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Okay, now you have your Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 and the UI is English, German, French, or Italian - right? But maybe you want to use a different T9 input language for SMS or MSN IM then the UI language of your Smartphone?

I for instance, use English user interfaces since my first cell phone in 1993 but write most of my SMS messages in German - except I write a SMS message to some English speaking folks for sure. While I was able to select the T9 input language on the modern cell phones like the Sony Ericsson T68, the T9 input method is hard-coded to the UI language on the Smartphone 2002.

However, with a small Registry hack, you can change this!


  • Download a Registry editor like PHM's free Smartphone Registry Editor

  • Open it and look for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Input/LDBs"

  • This gives you the values like below, depending on the languages available on your Smartphone:


  • Now copy the key, of the language you want to use and overwrite the original key of the UI you want to use, like "t9german.dll to t9englis.dll" or "t9french.dll to t9german.dll"




  • Close the Registry editor and turn off/on your phone to softreset it.


That's it, now the Smartphone user interface has a different language then your T9 input language:


The above Home screen is English, like the whole menu is English now, while the T9 input is German.

Thanks to a very special friend for pointing me into this direction! :D Great, now I really feel comfortable!

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links : [Download PHM Registry Editor Here]