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 7,528 78,345 1,026,211 59,372,676
ISO/IEC 8859 417 7,532 171,239 9,184,754
GB 2312 1 216 16,739 1,954,311
Shift JIS 1 158 15,676 717,983
Windows-1256 0 35 3,057 22,115
GBK 0 99 6,381 458,871
Big5 0 26 1,889 52,657
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 4 448 16,802

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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