Chinese subtitles not shown correctly

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On a video web site like, Chinese characters are not displayed properly. Instead, you may see white rectangles (aka "Mahjong tiles").

E.g. bug report for the chromium browser:
The subtitiles of the Ted website video are filled with tofu.

Mplayer and VLC problems with unicode Chinese subtitles

  • 1. Augustin TODO: upload ted-chinese-subtitles-ok.png, ted-chinese-subtitles-mahjong-tiles.png