Say a user started a new thread in a forum which is in chinese characters.

Under "Last Post" of the index page, the thread would be represented by three dots "..." and the chinese characters would not be shown. I move the mouse cursor above the three dots and the "summary box" would show the Chinese characters correctly. They are also displayed elsewhere without problems (like forumdisplay).

Is this three dots thing a "feature" or is there any way I can fix it?