Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 66

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What did I do wrong here? Sorry I couldn’t find an available answer that I could understand.

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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
        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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def vigenere (text, custom_key):
    encryption = vigenere

# User Editable Region

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Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 66

you do not call a function with def

do you remember how to call a function?

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To add to what ilenia mentioned, def is to Define a function, and you only do this once.

When you call the function, the code block that was previously defined will run.

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Thank you so much for your help!

Thanks for the suggestion! And just for anyone who stumbles on this thread, to call a function, simply type the function name followed by ()

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