Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 95

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i followed the instructions and replace the custom_key with happycoding at the second line of code, with quotation marks, without, nothing seems to be working

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text = 'mrttaqrhknsw ih puggrur'
'happycoding' = '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
            # 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)

print(f'\nEncrypted text: {text}')
print(f'Key: {custom_key}')
decryption = decrypt(text, custom_key)
print(f'\nDecrypted text: {decryption}\n')

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 95

Welcome to the forum @Archwayisacolor

You changed the variable name, the instructions asked you to only change the string text.

Please reset the step to restore the original code and change only the string text.

Happy coding