Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 79

Tell us what’s happening:

I deleted the condition char == ’ ’
I replaced it with char.isalpha() but it still says that I am doing something wrong can someone help me please?

Your code so far

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
        if char.isalpha()
            final_message += char

# User Editable Region

            # 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)
decryption = vigenere(encryption, custom_key, -1)

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 79

if has a specific syntax

if <condition>:

You’re missing part of it