Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 50

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def caesar(text, shift):
    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('Hello Zaira', 3)

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text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3

def caesar(text, shift):
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('Hello Zaira', 3)

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 50

I’ve edited your code for readability. When you enter a code block into a forum post, please precede it with a separate line of three backticks and follow it with a separate line of three backticks to make it easier to read.

You can also use the “preformatted text” tool in the editor (</>) to add backticks around text.

See this post to find the backtick on your keyboard.
Note: Backticks (`) are not single quotes (').

The code you provided and the code automatically copied into the description doesn’t match.

indent all the following lines

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Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to help me solve this problem.

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