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When I used the below code:

u = unicode(text, 'utf-8')

I'm getting an error with python 3 saying...

NameError: global name 'unicode' is not defined

Could you please help me to find out how to solve this issue?

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In python 3, by default they(Literal strings) are unicode.

Let's assume text as a bytes object, then use 


Since, unicode in python2 is equal to str in python3, you can write the code as:

str(text, 'utf-8')

If you like it.

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