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Historically, stretched letters were very common, although not specifically following a ratio (The Kesset haSofer frowns on this practice, as does the Mishnah Berurah, in his commentary on O"Ch 37). Modern tikkunim follow R' Davidovitch זצ"ל, who set up a format which did not require any stretching to correctly space and fit letters, a level of achievement ...


If you're curious to see what all-Hebrew or bilingual Hebrew-English chumashim look like, peruse the sample pages of different chumashim available at websites like this one, which will give you a complete visual of how a page of a serious chumash looks

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