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Usage of character encodings for websites

This diagram shows the percentages of websites using various character encodings. See technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys. Our reports are updated daily.

How to read the diagram:
UTF-8 is used by 81.8% of all the websites whose character encoding we know.

UTF-8
81.8%
ISO-8859-1
9.7%
Windows-1251
2.2%
GB2312
1.4%
Shift JIS
1.3%
Windows-1252
1.1%
GBK
0.4%
EUC-KR
0.4%
EUC-JP
0.3%
ISO-8859-2
0.3%
ISO-8859-15
0.2%
Windows-1256
0.2%
Windows-1250
0.2%
ISO-8859-9
0.2%
Windows-1254
0.1%
Big5
0.1%
Windows-874
0.1%
US-ASCII
0.1%
W3Techs.com, 1 November 2014
Percentages of websites using various character encodings
Note: a website may use more than one character encoding

The following character encodings are used by less than 0.1% of the websites

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Character Encodings
A character encoding system assigns a computer-internal representation (e.g. a number) to every character of an alphabet.


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