# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 65

### Tell us what’s happening:

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Please which is the last two line of the code? Is it the calling function and the print function or the last two line in the definition block

text = ‘Hello Zaira’
custom_key = ‘python’

def vigenere(message, key, direction):
key_index = 0
alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’
encrypted_text = ‘’

``````for char in message.lower():

# Append space to the message
if char == ' ':
encrypted_text += char
else:
# 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)
index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = (index + offset) % len(alphabet)
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]

return encrypted_text
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encryption = vigenere(text, custom_key, direction)
print(encryption)

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/* User Editable Region */

text = 'Hello Zaira'
custom_key = 'python'

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

for char in message.lower():

# Append space to the message
if char == ' ':
encrypted_text += char
else:
# 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)
index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = (index + offset) % len(alphabet)
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]

return encrypted_text

encryption = vigenere(text, custom_key, direction)
print(encryption)

/* User Editable Region */

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 65

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#encryption = vigenere(text, custom_key, direction)

#print(encryption)

decryption = vigenere(text, custom_key)

print(decryption)
I have also added this still not working

Hello Emmaly,

These are indeed the last 2 lines that it asks you to comment. Also, since you are commenting them, you don’t need to add `direction` to line that calls the function yet.

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Ok. Thanks. It has worked

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