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-8 237 493 247,205 80,016,511
ISO/IEC 8859 7 21 117,035 13,917,962
Windows-1256 0 0 1,390 36,941
GB 2312 0 0 7,728 3,585,982
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.

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