Originally Posted by JohnnyDiesel
No, I had a Hero before and it did not have this problem.
Ah, I might have misread it - I saw fixes posted for earlier phones, but that was probably non-HTC Sense phones installing a modded HTC_IME.
The jonasl mod also adds keyboard-specific language settings along with other neat enhancements and bugfixes - is apparently installable on HTC Hero too - might work on Legend - but requires that you get completely rid of the original HTC_IME. Haven't tried it - yet.
Hoping my problem will be solved when someone roots the Legend and I can modify either the locale setting or the keyboard language setting directly.