Emojis Not Rendering After AWS Amplify Deploy

I have some Hugo content with an Emoji in it. The emoji renders fine locally, but once deployed in AWS Amplify the emoji doesn’t show up. Any ideas?

Here’s some example content that leads to the same issue.


title: “Example Content with Emoji”

## Overview
Overview content here...


:thumbsup: emoji here.

Here’s what I’m seeing in the browser.

Deployed Content

Local Content

What hugo version are you using on amplify?

I’m having this exact issue. What’s the solution?

Fixed it! I needed to set the charset

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>AI Sorting Hat .com</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>