Py 3: How to switch application to Unicode strings?

Gnarlodious gnarlodious at
Tue Jan 19 16:50:54 CET 2010

I am using Python 3, getting an error from SQLite:

sqlite3.ProgrammingError: You must not use 8-bit bytestrings unless
you use a text_factory that can interpret 8-bit bytestrings (like
text_factory = str). It is highly recommended that you instead just
switch your application to Unicode strings.

So... how do I switch to Unicode? I thought I was doing it when I put

# coding:utf-8

at the start of my script.

-- Gnarlie

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