Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

UTF-8
ISO/IEC 8859
GB 2312
Shift JIS
GBK
Windows-1256
Big5
UTF-16/UCS-2

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 7,175 76,946 1,027,230 77,240,142
ISO/IEC 8859 465 8,121 174,074 12,849,415
GB 2312 2 115 14,906 2,933,464
Shift JIS 2 92 15,552 1,000,934
Windows-1256 1 28 3,181 32,624
GBK 0 60 5,589 701,231
Big5 0 18 1,896 72,095
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 4 457 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.

Get lists of websites using technologies under Document Encoding.

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