GB2312 Usage Trends

Usage GB2312 on Web sites dropped from 3.5% in 2010 to 1.0% in 2015, as more and more Web sites are using UTF8 now.

An interesting report, "Historical yearly trends in the usage of character encodings for websites" , provided by w3techs.com shows the usage trend of GB2312 on Web sites together with GBK and other encodings:

              2010    2011    2012    2013    2014    2015    2015
             Jan 1   Jan 1   Jan 1   Jan 1   Jan 1   Jan 1   Oct 1
             
UTF-8        50.6%   59.8%   68.0%   74.7%   78.7%   82.3%   85.1%
ISO-8859-1   28.6%   22.0%   17.2%   13.5%   10.8%    9.3%    7.5%
Windows-1251  4.3%    3.7%    3.3%    2.8%    2.7%    2.2%    2.0%
Shift JIS     3.1%    2.2%    1.7%    1.4%    1.4%    1.3%    1.2%
GB2312        3.5%    4.4%    3.6%    2.5%    2.0%    1.4%    1.0%
Windows-1252  3.2%    2.3%    1.7%    1.3%    1.3%    1.1%    1.0%
EUC-KR        0.3%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.4%    0.4%
EUC-JP        0.7%    0.5%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%    0.3%    0.3%
GBK           0.7%    0.9%    0.9%    0.8%    0.6%    0.4%    0.3%
ISO-8859-2    0.9%    0.7%    0.6%    0.5%    0.4%    0.3%    0.3%
ISO-8859-15   0.5%    0.4%    0.4%    0.4%    0.3%    0.2%    0.2%
Windows-1256  1.2%    1.2%    0.8%    0.5%    0.3%    0.2%    0.2%
Windows-1250  0.4%    0.3%    0.3%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
ISO-8859-9    0.7%    0.5%    0.3%    0.3%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%
Big5          0.4%    0.3%    0.2%    0.2%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%
Windows-1254  0.4%    0.3%    0.2%    0.2%    0.2%    0.1%    0.1%
Windows-874   0.2%    0.2%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%
US-ASCII      0.2%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%    0.1%
...

As you can see from the report, more and more Web sites are using UTF-8 (the standard Unicode Encoding) now, jumping from 50.6% in 2010 to 85.1% in 2015. At the same time, less and less Web sites are using GB2312, dropping from 3.5% in 2010 to 1.0% in 2015.

So from the Web site point of view, usage of GB2312 will completely become history soon.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book - GB2312 Tutorials

Introduction to GB2312

 What Is GB2312 Character Set

 GB2312 Location Codes and Native Codes

 GB2312 Encodings

 GB2312 vs. Unicode

 GB2312, GBK and GB18030

GB2312 Usage Trends

 GB2312Unicode.java - GB2312 to Unicode Mapping

 GB2312 to Unicode Mapping - Non-Chinese Characters

 GB2312 to Unicode Mapping - Level 1 Characters

 GB2312 to Unicode Mapping - Level 2 Characters

 UnicodeGB2312.java - Unicode to GB2312 Mapping

 Unicode to GB2312 Mapping - All 7,445 Characters

 References of This Book - GB2312 Tutorials

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