Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 69

Tell us what’s happening: I have followed the instructions correctly but still, the console recognizes the code as incorrect.

These are the instructions given:
Encryption and decryption are opposite processes and your function can do both with a couple of tweaks.
Add a third parameter called direction to your function definition. Also, comment out the last two lines to avoid errors in the console.

Your code so far

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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
            # 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)

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Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 69

Comment out the last two lines of code, not two blank lines


thank you, i had been working on it for atleast a week.

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