The solutions comes from http://wiki.ubuntu.org.cn/MPlayer

The Chinese subtitle couldn’t show correctly in mplayer in Ubuntu 9.10, and the old solutions don’t work.

Today, I found solutions in the wiki of Ubuntu.org.cn.

There are 3 solutions:

  1. modify LC_CTYPE: set environment LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.utf8.

  2. ass=yes in mplayer configure, or check ‘SSA/ASS subtitle rendering’ in tab ‘Subtitles & OSD’ in gmplayer.

  3. use the font name like ‘uming’, instead of the path of the font file.

Good to know that. :)

P.S. And what a snow in Beijing! It’s so beautiful, and cold, too. ;)