After installing wqy-zenhei chinese font, everything used it perfectly except Midori browser. It seems to be stuck on the ancient 'fixed' font set, which is abysmal for Chinese. It also takes ages to load a page with Chinese, pretends to freeze for a minute or two. I've played with Midori's appearance settings, selecting UTF-8, but to no avail. Thanks for any help!
Arch Linux, Openbox, Via Pico-Itx, Dvorak.