Admittedly it probably is important to specific people in specific countries but I needed it for my Hebrew references. You learn something new every day. Or maybe in my case, you forget more than you remember.
With your Contacts db open (local names.nsf) select View-> Additional Language Options and select whichever language you need...or all 7! How cool is that!
The languages to choose from include: Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Cyrillic
It makes a list of the alphabet next to the English one and is searchable as well.
I thought it was new in Notes 9, but went back to an 853 client and it was there, looks like we got it in the 8.X stream.
Carry on with your normal work now.