Encoding Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Encoding technologies

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

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
UTF-8 7,938 77,737 691,526 101,554,952
ISO/IEC 8859 298 4,891 43,464 11,323,070
Windows-1256 2 15 717 24,730
GB 2312 2 51 3,417 10,850,722
GBK 2 15 1,714 1,312,344
Shift JIS 0 25 3,229 871,772
Big5 0 14 524 80,026
UTF-16/UCS-2 0 8 46 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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