Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

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

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 259 537 247,267 80,016,511
ISO/IEC 8859 7 29 117,047 13,917,962
GB 2312 1 1 7,729 3,585,982
Windows-1256 0 4 1,469 36,941
Shift JIS 0 0 7,057 1,072,491
GBK 0 0 2,761 1,258,912
Big5 0 0 882 75,774
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 0 385 17,855

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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