Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 64

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Where is the issue – I am lost as to what the error is here. Thank you in advance.

Your code so far

text = 'Hello Zaira'
custom_key = 'python'

def vigenere(message, key):
    key_index = 0
    alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
    encrypted_text = ''

    for char in message.lower():
        # Append space to the message
        if char == ' ':
            encrypted_text += char

# User Editable Region

            # Find the right key character to encode
            key_char = key[key_index % len(key)]
            key_index += 1
        # Define the offset and the encrypted letter
        offset = alphabet.index(key_char)

# User Editable Region

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

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 64

offset needs to be inside the else statement, you need to indent it a bit more

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Ah I see! Thank you very much!