when I cycle through to write txt messages on my new phone - the options are the letters on the button, plus all kinds of foreign letter variants: Greek letters, Spanish 'n' with the ~, French vowels and other vowels I don't know with dashes & dots, etc.
On one hand, that's really cool.
On the other hand, it slows down my txting a lot as I have to pan by all those options if I miss my letter on the first try. Yes, this is in normal alpha-txt mode. Hm, Learn something new each day, perhaps pointless knowledge, perhaps not, but new nonetheless.