Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 7,762 68,226 796,905 71,031,964
ISO/IEC 8859 885 15,000 249,844 15,770,898
GB 2312 3 52 7,683 3,000,450
Shift JIS 1 52 7,849 1,253,084
GBK 1 12 2,796 395,818
UTF-16/UCS-2 1 28 564 20,918
Windows-1256 0 9 1,577 59,791
Big5 0 16 1,096 91,568

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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