Talmud Tractate SOFRIM is a rather short tractate stipulating the Halachot of how to write a Sefer Torah. Tefillin, Mezuzot and a Torah scroll have to be written with ink onto kosher animal skin.
It is absolutely impossible to translate the original Hebrew text of the Torah into any other language. There are specific expressions as well as hidden messages and they would lose their meaning by translating the words into a different language. There is already a variety of mistranslations. Mostly deliberately by the church.
A Sofer (scribe) must leave sufficient space between the letters and the lines, so that every letter is recognizable and cannot get mixed up with another letter.
I have just started studying Sofrim. Not because I want to become a scribe 🙂 but because I am interested. Especially the shorter Tractates such as Sofrim or Parah teach us a lot of wisdom. Things we usually don’t hear.