Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 46

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text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3
def caesar():
    alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
    encrypted_text = ''
    for char in text.lower():
        if char == ' ':
           encrypted_text += char
        index = alphabet.find(char)
        new_index = (index + shift) % len(alphabet)
        encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
print('plain text:', text)
print('encrypted text:', encrypted_text)

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 46

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Your code has indentation issues as follows:

1/ Indent else statement inside the FOR loop and all variables underneath it.

2/ Indent the two print functions to be aligned with the FOR loop.

3/ Call the function CAESAR().

Also, I think you need to add two parameters to the CAESAR function.

hope this help.

I wouldn’t use CAPS for emphasis, because the code won’t pass the tests if people use caps like this. You could bold or for keywords like for wrap them in backticks (shares a key with tilde ~)

The caesar() function also doesn’t use parameters, just the global variables declared at the beginning.

Welcome to the forum, thanks for helping!


Many thanks. :pray:
your comment is great as it helped me understand more about ~global variables :slightly_smiling_face: and how to use the forum the right way. :+1:

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