# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 49

### Tell us what’s happening:

Describe your issue in detail here.
The Below does not work tried all options. Feel like giving up.

### Your code so far

text = ‘Hello Zaira’
shift = 3

def caesar(message, offset):
alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’
encrypted_text = ‘’

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

caesar()

``````text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3

def caesar(message, offset):
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''

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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I made more changes and still does not work.

text = ‘Hello Zaira’
shift = 3

def caesar(message, offset):
alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’
encrypted_text = ‘’

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

caesar()

here change text to message

don’t change

let it remain as it is change the other

Thank you. for your time and effort. Appreciate it,

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