The special characters page of my English keyboard on Android contains what appears to be a Thai character (ฯ). I've so far found that it is used as a kind of punctuation or phrase-shortening particle in Thai orthography, but haven't had any success figuring out why it's on my keyboard. I can only assume that it has some broader significance. What (if any) usage does this character have outside of Thai that justifies its presence on a standard issue phone keyboard?
@Alex Clough: this symbol (ฯ) is a Thai symbol that demonstrates that the word(s) before it has been abbreviated; for whatever reason, the lexicologists/orthographers working with the text recognition software and the decision of what characters to include in the creation of the keyboard for their product decided that this character was recognizable enough and used by enough people to warrant inclusion.
The first website explains it very concisely, the second one isn't quite as clear but gives several examples of how it isn't necessarily restricted to just the previous word, but also the phrase (to some degree, I can't be entirely sure, I don't speak Thai).
I hope this was helpful!!