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Unicode and CLI for Mac
That method is what I've been using though it took me a while to find it. And if you've been following this thread you'll see that I've not had any success with it on HIgh Sierra, but it is working on Big Sur.

I've decided it is NOT a problem with sqlite, rather the interaction between it and the current bash shell in High Sierra. So yes this out of scope. 

I would like to thank you and all the others who had input and suggestions for me.