Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

ISO/IEC 8859
GB 2312
Shift JIS

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 354 756 247,620 77,240,142
ISO/IEC 8859 6 36 117,066 12,849,415
Windows-1256 0 0 1,390 32,624
GB 2312 0 0 7,729 2,933,464
Shift JIS 0 0 7,057 1,000,934
GBK 0 0 2,761 701,231
Big5 0 0 882 72,095
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 0 385 27,168

Encoding refers to the character encoding used to describe the page. BuiltWith can detect this as it is typically described at the top of the page or from within meta tags. Telling the browser what character encoding is being used allows the browser to render the correct characters on the screen, it also is the reason why visiting a Chinese language website will render in Chinese characters and not a Western character set and vice versa.

The majority of the top internet sites use UTF-8 encoding, a Unicode standard which is required by all internet protocols to be identifiable.

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