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 8,242 79,807 776,437 102,348,899
ISO/IEC 8859 377 5,087 42,199 11,492,449
Big5 2 7 422 73,445
GB 2312 1 35 1,792 34,162,950
Shift JIS 1 17 1,287 777,730
GBK 1 8 968 1,520,724
UTF-16/UCS-2 1 7 63 18,828
Windows-1256 0 9 618 21,162

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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