Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

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

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 7,863 77,333 694,878 101,554,952
ISO/IEC 8859 289 4,825 42,913 11,323,070
Windows-1256 2 17 700 24,730
GB 2312 2 49 3,671 10,850,722
GBK 1 13 1,802 1,312,344
Shift JIS 0 25 3,282 871,772
Big5 0 15 516 80,026
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 6 51 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.

Get lists of websites using technologies under Document Encoding.

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