Scrambled chinese text in chromium-browser/google-chrome-stable tabs

On adding chinese input (ibus-pinyin etc) on ubuntu desktop, chinese text in the browser tabs became scrambled.

To get back legible tabs, remove the offending fonts:

rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-droid-sans-fonts.conf
fc-cache -f -r

In my case it was 65-droid-sans-fonts.conf, but I suppose it could be other fonts that was installed with the browser too.

(edit) Or, reinstall the droid fonts:

apt-get purge fonts-droid
apt-get install fonts-droid

Unicode characters cannot be displayed on Chrome tab title on Linux – Super User
Issue 316723 – chromium – Chinese <title> tags are not displayed correctly

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