Support UTF-8 by default
While not required for this example project to build, folks building projects out of this template may encounter errors like this when adding non-ascii characters to their project:
Conversion error: Jekyll::Converters::Scss encountered an error while converting 'assets/main.scss': Invalid US-ASCII character "\xC2" on line 188 jekyll 3.5.0 | Error: Invalid US-ASCII character "\xC2" on line 188
In my case, this happened when I copied over the
.gitlab-ci.yml from the example project into a github pages repo I'm migrating.