# [Tutor] strange behavior in program

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Sat Jun 12 16:20:44 EDT 2004

```Hello all,

I've finally managed to make the text converter in the code below do what its supposed to, but when i run it with more than one character ('hello', for example), it'll do the following (convert the first letter then ask if more letters are to be converted and regardless of the answer continue until the word is done, at which point 'y' begins the program again and 'n' ends it like it's supposed to):

>>>
Please enter numbers or text to be converted. hello
1000
Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]? n
101
Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]? y
1100
Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]?
1100
Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]? 1
1111
Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]? y
Please enter numbers or text to be converted. a
01
Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]? n
Thank you for using Multivert.  Multivert will now close

here's the code:

def convertxt():
x = 0
while x <= 25:
while char in alphabet[x]:
print binary[x]
break
x += 1
def convertnum():
whichconv = raw_input("""Convert to:
1: Binary
""")
if whichconv in('1','Binary','binary','bin','b'):
if char in number:
print binary[int(original) - 1]
if char in number:

import time

alphabet = ['a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h','i','j','k','l','m','n','o','p','q','r','s','t','u','v','w','x','y','z','A','B','C','D','E','F','G','H','I','J','K','L','M','N','O','P','Q','R','S','T','U','V','W','X','Y','Z']
binary = ['01','10','11','100','101','110','111','1000','1001','1010','1011','1100','1101','1110','1111','10000','10001','10010','10011','10100','10101','10110','10111','11000','11001','11010','11011','11100','11101','11110','11111','100000','100001','100010','100011','100100','100101','100110','100111','101000','101001','101010','101011','101100','101101','101110','101111','110000','110001','110010','110011','110100','110101','110110','110111','111000','111001','111010','111011','111100','111101','111110','111111','1000000','1000001','1000010','1000011','1000100','1000101','1000110','1000111','1001000','1001001','1001010','1001011','1001100','1001101','1001110','1001111','1010000','1010001','1010010','1010011','1010100','1010101','1010110','1010111','1011000','1011001','1011010','1011011','1011100','1011101','1011110','1011111','1100000','1100001','1100010','1100011','1100100','1100101','1100110','1100111','1101000','1101001','1101010','1101011','1101100','1101101','1101110','1101111','1110000','1110001','1110010','1110011','1110100','1110101','1110110','1110111','1111000','1111001','1111010','1111011','1111100','1111101','1111110','1111111','10000000','10000001','10000010','10000011','10000100','10000101','10000110','10000111','10001000','10001001','10001010','10001011','10001100','10001101','10001110','10001111','10010000','10010001','10010010','10010011','10010100','10010101','10010110','10010111','10011000','10011001','10011010','10011011','10011100','10011101','10011110','10011111','10100000','10100001','10100010','10100011','10100100','10100101','10100110','10100111','10101000','10101001','10101010','10101011','10101100','10101101','10101110','10101111','10110000','10110001','10110010','10110011','10110100','10110101','10110110','10110111','10111000','10111001','10111010','10111011','10111100','10111101','10111110','10111111','11000000','11000001','11000010','11000011','11000100','11000101','11000110','11000111','11001000','11001001','11001010','11001011','11001100','11001101','11001110','11001111','11010000','11010001','11010010','11010011','11010100','11010101','11010110','11010111','11011000','11011001','11011010','11011011','11011100','11011101','11011110','11011111','11100000','11100001','11100010','11100011','11100100','11100101','11100110','11100111','11101000','11101001','11101010','11101011','11101100','11101101','11101110','11101111','11110000','11110001','11110010','11110011','11110100','11110101','11110110','11110111','11111000','11111001','11111010','11111011','11111100','11111101','11111110','11111111']
number = ['0','1','2','3','4','5','6','7','8','9']
again = True
while again:
original = raw_input("Please enter numbers or text to be converted. ")
for char in original:
try:
int(original)
except TypeError:
convertxt()
except ValueError:
convertxt()
else:
if char in number:
convertnum()
again = raw_input("Would you like to convert more text or numbers [y/n]? ")
if again in 'Yy':
again = True
elif again in 'Nn':
again = False
print "Thank you for using Multivert.  Multivert will now close"
time.sleep(1.1)
import sys
sys.exit()

if any one has any idea why this happens and how I can fix it, I'd be grateful.

"n thats the way the cookie crumbles"