Sqlite3 textfactory and user-defined function

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Sun Jun 22 00:25:18 CEST 2008

jeff_d_harper at hotmail.com wrote:
> I've run into a problem with text encoding in the Sqlite3 module.  I
> think it may be a bug.  By default sqlite3 converts strings in the
> database from UTF-8 to unicode.  This conversion can be controlled by
> changing the connection's text_factory.
> I have a database that stores strings in 8-bit ISO-8859.  So, I set
> the text_factory to do no conversion.  In my database I use user
> defined functions.  I noticed that even when I set text_factory =
> lambda x:x, it appears to do UTF-8 to unicode conversion on strings
> that are passed to my user defined function. [...]

I've answered the same question on the pysqlite mailing list a few weeks

Thread "Trouble with create_function interface to sqlite"


-- Gerhard

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