# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 83

### Tell us what’s happening:

I modified the print(encryption) to print('Encrypted text: ’ + text). It shows that I have accurately printed “Encrypted text: mrttaqrhknsw ih puggrur” , but it’s saying something isn’t right. Any clarity would help!!??

``````text = 'mrttaqrhknsw ih puggrur'
custom_key = 'python'

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

for char in message.lower():

# Append any non-letter character to the message
if not char.isalpha():
final_message += char
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

def encrypt(message, key):
return vigenere(message, key)

def decrypt(message, key):
return vigenere(message, key, -1)

/* User Editable Region */

encryption = encrypt(text, custom_key)
print('Encrypted text: ' + text)
decryption = decrypt(encryption, custom_key)
print(decryption)

/* User Editable Region */

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### Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 83

Hello! @mlrtym

The problem is with the spacing… `'Encrypted text: '` is right. One space after the :

Eg:

`"Enter a num: "` than `"Enter a num:"`

Happy Coding

I adjusted the line of code to print('Encrypted text: '+text). I’m not sure if that is what you were referring to, but still getting it wrong.

yes but recheck that line of code.

‘Encrypted text:singlespace’+ text

results in…

that space is the issue I guess.

You’ve got this!

we have to leave one single space

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I have to say I believe I did only leave one space, but I reset the browser and completely retyped the line of code and it worked! Thanks for the help

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Great! Keep Going! Good luck

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I had the same issue here where I had to refresh before it accepted my answer. This isn’t ideal as it will lead students to believe they are doing something incorrectly when they, in fact, are not…

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It had me stomped for hours… The page froze and when I refreshed it, the code worked. Must be some weird glitch or something