I'm looking for a good typeface for a thesis that contains Japanese (Mincho) characters. I have experimented with some fonts, including Aldine, Baskerville, Galliard, and Palatino.
Which one do you think looks best with the Japanese characters?
Would you suggest any other font?
I believe that a somewhat more oldstyle version of Galliard, i.e. less difference in linewith and maybe some diagonal stress - as in Aldine and Palatino -, would work quite well. I don't know how to systematically look for these smaller differences in font characteristics on the web, however, maybe there is some website that offeres a more refined classification scheme.
(The Japanese font is the IPA Mincho Proportional, which looks a lot better than Japanese - or "I'm not sure whether you want a Chinese or Japanese glyph, but this is what I have" - fonts that come with some operating systems. The macrons above the o's are taken from Palatino, as they are not available for every font. So they don't fit perfectly and would need some further work - which I have postponed until I know which font I will use.)