In Emacs, one can use asterisks * to achieve bold font, for example, *bold*. My question is can I make the asterisks invisible? i.e. bold instead of *bold*. Same question for strike through, italics, etc.
I know this should be achievable. As an example, one can set the org-indent asterisks the same color of the background, so it becomes invisible:
* Headline one ** Headline two
* Headline one * Headline two
You can still move the caret over to see the asterisks there, which is nice.
Back to my question, I don't know if or how to do the same thing for the markups in text formatting.