Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 67

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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]
    

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    def text(text, custom_key):
    encrypted_text = encrypt_function(text, custom_key)  
    return encryption


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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 67

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Definitely here :slight_smile:

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You don’t need to declare another function, you need to call vigenere and pass text and custom_key as the arguments.

Store the return value of the function call in a variable called encryption

means you need to assign the function call to this variable. return cannot be used outside a function.