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*Most [[xkcd]] comics have a transcript posted on xkcd.
 
*Most [[xkcd]] comics have a transcript posted on xkcd.
 
*On the [https://www.xkcd.com/about/ about page] on xkcd this is explained under:  
 
*On the [https://www.xkcd.com/about/ about page] on xkcd this is explained under:  

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  • Most xkcd comics have a transcript posted on xkcd.
  • On the about page on xkcd this is explained under:
Is there an interface for automated systems to access comics and metadata?
  • His example in general is to the transcript for comic 614, 614: Woodpecker, which can be found on this address:
https://xkcd.com/614/info.0.json
  • Just change the number in the address to go to any other comics info.
    • This info covers details like the comics title, the date and link to the image and the Title text.
  • Today's comic is always displayed on this link:
https://xkcd.com/info.0.json
  • The transcript on these addresses is not the same as the ones written here on Explain xkcd, which also includes names only used on Explain xkcd and more details of the images as well as any text in the images, not just spoken text.
  • The last transcript that can be found on xkcd by the method mentioned above is for 1608: Hoverboard:
https://xkcd.com/1608/info.0.json
  • This is one of the large comics that doesn't have a full transcript on xkcd.
  • After that a mistake evolved in the combination of transcripts with the other details.
    • There are no transcript for the next two comics after Hoverboard, only the details like title, date and title text.
    • But then after that the transcript returned, but now it was for the comic released two numbers before.
  • So the transcript for 1609: Food Combinations, which should have been here:
https://xkcd.com/1609/info.0.json
  • is first "released" here:
https://xkcd.com/1611/info.0.json
  • So far the last comic with a transcript like this seems to be 1674: Adult, with the transcript three comics later under 1677: Contrails here:
https://xkcd.com/1677/info.0.json
  • So it had shifted one more comic since the first error.
  • After this page there seems to be no more transcripts
    • (Not tested through, just checking several from that and up till the day of this post where 1788: Barge was the last released comic).
    • So it is no longer of any help with the transcript.