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 7,489 79,139 1,030,153 87,191,972
ISO/IEC 8859 392 6,720 166,302 12,581,572
GB 2312 1 257 15,242 4,325,038
Shift JIS 1 189 14,604 950,136
GBK 1 128 6,103 1,016,171
Windows-1256 0 47 2,834 29,543
Big5 0 30 1,775 73,843
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 5 446 5,418

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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