In old versions of Ubuntu, there was "allow bold texts" option in preference settings of gnome-terminal. I used to turn it off.

But in recent versions, it seems the option is gone, and I'm stuck in only non-bold texts. How can I re-enable bold texts?


As of Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME Terminal 3.28) this preference is still available as a hidden one, it's just no longer displayed on the UI.

You can change it with dconf (conveniently using dconf-editor), under /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:<profile-id>/allow-bold.

Also, newly created (from scratch, that is, not cloned) profiles set it to the default value, i.e. enabled.

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    And if one is without dconf-editor, dconf write /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:<profile-id>/allow-bold true (optionally substituting true for false) works as well. – M. I. Wright Jul 23 '18 at 20:46
  • Exactly what I was looking for ! +1 – Ashkan Kh. Nazary Mar 6 '19 at 8:31

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