Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 27

Tell us what’s happening:

Strings are immutable, which means they cannot be changed once created.

Use bracket notation to access the first letter in text and try to change it into a character of your choice.

Your code so far


/* User Editable Region */

text = 'Hello World'
print(text[0])

/* User Editable Region */

shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'

for char in text.lower():
    index = alphabet.find(char)
    print(char, index)
    new_index = index + shift

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Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 27

The hint says: You should assign a character of your choice to text[0]. .
You are currently printing text[0], you are not trying to reassign it a different value.

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Hi @miketmarshall94,
You are doing just fine…
like @Dario_DC said delete the print () call but keep text[0] and the use the assignment operator which is “=” to assign it a value. Since the value is a character remember to use the quotation sign, and you will be good. Happy coding.