This is the first of a series of posts about SQLite extensions, mostly revolving around Unicode string manipulation where non-ASCII characters are involved. First here is a couple of functions to handle loading .DLL extensions. I'll do my best to have them included some day in the standard SQLite UDF, as these functions are completely generic and extensions are an excellent (sometimes absolutely required) supplement to this superior tool. Usage: Use _SQLite_EnableExtensions($hConn, $O