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Converts any string-like python input types to unicode.

Returns the input as a unicode string. Uses utf-8 encoding for text by default.

bytes_or_text A bytes, str, or unicode object.
encoding A string indicating the charset for decoding unicode.

A unicode (Python 2) or str (Python 3) object.

TypeError If bytes_or_text is not a binary or unicode string.