UTF-16

Category - Document Encoding

UTF-16 is a variable length encoding that use one or two 16 bit units.



We have discovered 2,666 live websites that are using UTF-16.

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Technology usage statistics

Websites using UTF-162,666 websites
Most popular in the country US
Market position in Document Encoding#7
Market share in Document Encoding<0.1%

Technology adoption

Recent changes in UTF-16 usage. (See UTF-16 Usage Changes report)
Websites that added UTF-16+493
Websites that dropped UTF-16-389

Distribution by websites popularity

UTF-16 detection in the top websites by popularity
Top 10k sites0 websites
Top 100k sites6 websites
Top 1m sites35 websites

Websites utilizing UTF-16

Top websites that use UTF-16

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Market Share

UTF-16 market share within the Document Encoding category

Geographical Distribution

Technology usage distribution by websites across the globe.






Alternative Technologies


UTF-8: Total 72,618,578 domains found using UTF-8
ISO-8859-1: Total 16,687,805 domains found using ISO-8859-1
GB2312: Total 2,613,225 domains found using GB2312
GBK: Total 462,092 domains found using GBK
Shift JIS: Total 415,253 domains found using Shift JIS
windows-1251: Total 352,305 domains found using windows-1251
UTF-32: Total 54 domains found using UTF-32




Alternative Names

  • 16-bit Unicode Transformation Format