Strange codes in game


I’m new to playing IF and I have a question that I cannot find an answer to.

When playing “Slouching Towards Bedlam” I get some text that I don’t understand (see attached screenshot). What does the bold text inside the slashes and parenthesis mean? Is this a bug or am I using the wrong interpreter or what?

It’s supposed to do that and should make more sense later.

Ah, I think I get it now. Thanks :slight_smile: