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lamed entered lamed

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The first two pictures are lameds entering under another lamed above them. It is accepted that they are kosher.


The last two pictures are lameds entering caf sofit, which seem to be pasul, because the caf has changed somewhat to a tall hai.


The question I have is - since probably the sofer started the lamed by making the vav on top, then the upper lamed has turned into a problematic shinuy [as explained in my post above - kuf resembling a lamed] it was a half lamed half kuf, so why should we machshir these lameds?


Explanations or other opinions will be very appreciated!!