Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 78

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cannot really understand whats goin wrong in the code

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text = 'Hello Zaira!'
custom_key = 'python'

def vigenere(message, key, direction=1):
    key_index = 0
    alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
    final_message = ''

    for char in message.lower():

# User Editable Region

        # Append space to the message
        'char'.isalpha()
        #True
            final_message += char

# User Editable Region

        else:        
            # Find the right key character to encode/decode
            key_char = key[key_index % len(key)]
            key_index += 1

            # Define the offset and the encrypted/decrypted letter
            offset = alphabet.index(key_char)
            index = alphabet.find(char)
            new_index = (index + offset*direction) % len(alphabet)
            final_message += alphabet[new_index]
    
    return final_message
    
encryption = vigenere(text, custom_key)
print(encryption)
decryption = vigenere(encryption, custom_key, -1)
print(decryption)

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Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 78

I saw that you opened a post for step 84. Did you solve this?

Hi @Annmademilkshake

Here is a comparison of the original code and your code.
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The code in blue is the original code, the code in red is your code.
The code in magenta is the overlap.

Notice the difference between the original,

if char == ' ':

and the updated code:

'char'.isalpha()

Happy coding