Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

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

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 7,411 78,653 794,237 101,554,952
ISO/IEC 8859 358 5,930 45,132 11,323,070
GB 2312 1 392 6,116 10,850,722
Big5 1 44 934 80,026
Windows-1256 0 59 1,270 24,730
Shift JIS 0 187 6,453 871,772
GBK 0 205 2,910 1,312,344
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 3 57 16,034

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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