If you're on Windows, ripgrep will also (seamlessly) search UTF-16.
it's just yet another tool which i'd have to learn, and yet another tool that isn't going to be installed on the remote machine.
is the productivity win worth installing it, let alone learning it compared to going from `grep` to `git grep`? for me probably not, diminishing returns. doesn't mean it isn't great software!
(also, for the sake of stats, homebrew is macOS only, although i appreciate the info)