Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 49

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text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3

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

caesar()

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 49

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you should rename text and shift so i think you should delete
text= message and shift = offset and replace text with message and shift with offset
example
message = ‘Hello Zaira’
offset = 3

As @finn1 said, you need to rename the variables, not reassign them.

Also, just to note:

Inside your function body,

Inside the body of the function only, so don’t rename those:

text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3