I am using a lot of special characters such as ā, ī, ū, š, ṣ, ḥ, ḫ and so on. I just spotted that sometimes this causes problems with ligatures for example the fi-ligature, if the dot on the i is a dash: fī.
In my MWE below I am using the Brill font: http://www.brill.com/author-gateway/brill-fonts .
I've come so far to have learned that there are three options to set
If you want to get an MWE, please download it from here: http://www.arabic-philosophy.com/misc/minimal_fi.tex (Copy&Paste into this forum did not work because it made Option 1 and 3 be identical in sight.)
This is the result: http://www.arabic-philosophy.com/misc/minimal_fi.pdf
Option 1 is the one that emerges when I type a
f and an
Option 2 has been suggested by tohecz.
Option 3 is the one I'd prefer.
Is there a way to enable myself just to type as I used to but to tell LuaLatex to use option 3 instead of 1 as the output? What in fact is the difference between 1 and 3?