arabic is a cursive language so the space between connected letters is generally arbitrary. something that survived into typewriters and even digital arabic in a limited capacity is the ability to extend words. for example

طول
طـــول
طــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــول

are all the same word. here's the same trick on the erika.

@nasser interesting!
Are these words UTF-8 equal? I mean, would searching for the first one return a hit for each version?

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