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Idan shami
Idan shami
13,251 Points

little project

I wanted to start a little project(very little) in python, to see if I learned something. Unfortunately, I didn't succeed so much.... I wanted to convert letters into signs( | , $...), I converted the letters into signs, but my problem was that no matter what order I wrote the letters, the order didn't change..... so here is my code

def translate():
    strange_list = []
    strange_ch = {"a": "|", "b": "*", "c": "$"}
    while True:
        strange_input = input("write your sentence: ")
        if strange_input == "QUIT":
            for key, value in strange_ch.items():
                if key in strange_input:


The order is always |*$ do I need to change the whole code, a bit, or write a bit on top of it? am I even allowed to ask it? (: also, I noticed that if I write the letters separately one after another it does show me the order I gave. but if I write all of them in one line it doesn't.

Thanks anyway.


2 Answers

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

You're doing great! What happens if you iterate over the input instead of your dictionary, though?

Afloarei Andrei
Afloarei Andrei
5,163 Points

If you didn't figure it out, try this:

  1. Before "for key, value in strange_ch.items():" write: "for letters in strange_input:"
  2. Change "if key in strange_input:" to "if key in letters:"
Idan shami
Idan shami
13,251 Points

Thanks ! although I wanted to figure it out myself... but it makes more sense now !