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 7,913 77,907 687,502 100,198,843
ISO/IEC 8859 258 4,412 37,483 10,826,572
GB 2312 1 35 4,261 17,120,246
GBK 1 9 2,247 2,136,573
UTF-16/UCS-2 1 11 75 23,556
Windows-1256 0 8 603 22,782
Shift JIS 0 20 3,284 820,328
Big5 0 9 551 78,734

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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