Originally Posted by JohnnyDiesel
HTC now admits that there is a problem with the keyboard language
Not sure they're thinking of the same problem as you are, because judging from web searches, the HTC Hero has the exact same problem:
The locale you choose for the UI will also select the dictionary for the keyboard. A problem for me, because I want my UI to be English while the dictionary should be Danish. I can easily get Danish UI with English dictionary, as you mention. Thankfully, this can be corrected relatively easily, by manually changing the settings for the keyboard - when someone roots the Legend, that is...