Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 42

Tell us what’s happening:

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)

i have tried the advice in the previously answered questions but it is not working…

Your code so far


# User Editable Region

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)

# User Editable Region

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/123.0.0.0 Safari/537.36 Edg/123.0.0.0

Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 42

First of all, you need to use the right indentation. Each indented block should be shifted of 4 spaces towards the right.
Then, you are not comparing char with a space, but an empty string.

2 Likes

Check on the indentation of the print statement. It should be equal to 4 spaces or 1 tab, with that the code should work.

1 Like