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Judging Tzuras HaOis in question

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B"HGood Week to everyone,
Does anyone recognize the Tzadik Sofit in the word Chamatz. The sofer is consistent with this tzadik in the entire tefillin. Although still looks kosher to me.
I have wondered what is the proper derech HaPsika for Tzuros HaOsios in question. In Halacha we have general rules on derech HaPsika. For example, Safek Daraita Lechumra. Or more specifically, in Inyanei Tahara Lenashim, the Rav is supposed to matriach to find hetarim, letahar eisha lebahla (even when we are dealing with Inyanei Kares).Inyanei mikvaos and Shabbos we go lechumra in general etc... [Rav Braun O"H author of Shareim Metzuim Behalacha once wrote an essay on Klalei Horah]. What is the derech hapsika on Tzuros Haosios in doubt. Often I find that there are some Rabbonim that will Posul a specific Ois HaMesupek while others will Machshir (I am not referring to this forum, I am speaking in a general way, for example the mezuza was checked and machsired the first time and a different sofer …

Writing Hashems name on a matlis

We had a situation today in one of the big shules here in Melbourne where it was raining and one of the baali korah was laining and his hat was saturated with water, it was literally dripping off his hat onto the sefer. To make a long story short,  It ruined about 4-5 lines including part of a shaim.

My way to fix would be to erase and  rewrite the damaged area, except I have 2 problems:

1) The water soaked right through the klaf and so I could not erase it clreanly anyway.
2) I cannot erase the remainder of the shaim, therefore I would have to make a matlis anyway.

Once I make a matlis, One should not lechatchillah write a shaim on a matlis. I must admit I have done this before but only on "old" and "bedieved" sforim. This sefer, on the other hand, is only a few years old and very high quality.

Lechorah, if I want the sefer to remain mehudar, my only option is to replace the yeriya. Does anyone have any other ideas or feedback?