# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 38

### Tell us what’s happening:

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it keeps telling me to delete print(char == " " when i already did and replaced it with an if statement

``````
/* User Editable Region */

text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''
for char in text.lower():
if (char == "space!")

index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = index + shift
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
print('char:', char, 'encrypted text:', encrypted_text)

/* User Editable Region */

``````

User Agent is: `Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/120.0.0.0 Safari/537.36`

### Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 38

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Your IF statement is missing something:

https://www.w3schools.com/python/gloss_python_if_statement.asp

Example:

``````if b > a:
print("b is greater than a. This is the IF body.")
``````

You are to compare `char` to “an empty space” which is a space between two quotes, the same as the evaluation in the original print: `print(char == ' ')`

It’s also missing this part:

Inside the `if` body, print the string `space!`. Remember to indent this line.

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alright i think i did what you told me but its still wrong

``````text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''
for char in text.lower():
if char == " " :
print("space!")
index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = index + shift
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
print('char:', char, 'encrypted text:', encrypted_text)
``````

It looks like your if statement is now correct. Can you show us the code using the code format like you did in the first post? We can’t see if you indented the code right otherwise.

I edited this to show your code clearly (you can embed code in triple backticks, or use the code button the menu, it looks like this `</>`

Agree with @HungryBee I would check that indentation

i don’t understand aren’t backticks just these ’ ? or am i missing something

He changed your second post so we can see the code formatting.

Did you get the step to work? If not I would try and reset the step and do it again to make sure you didn’t accidently change anything else that you didn’t notice. (I’ve been there as well haha).

Backtick shares a key with tilde ~. It’s the other character on there `

thanks for the help guys i really was struggling on that

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