I am running emacs in the terminal inside tmux and everything is bold:

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This is not the case with other terminal applications, e.g. Vim. Is there any way to change this?

Note: This is not terminal-dependent; this happens with xterm and with xfce4-terminal, with different fonts.

  • What do your xfce4-terminal font settings say? Commented Apr 4, 2022 at 12:55
  • Nothing special. As I said, all other applications work fine. Commented Apr 6, 2022 at 4:36

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The reason was that I had a call to custom-set-faces in my .emacs file. After removing this, the font in the terminal reverted back to normal.

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