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Here is a link to Shiras Moshe which contains the poems of the Chasam Sofer.
This is the picture from my sefer, which experts have identified as either German or Czech. As you can see, there is a beis visible inside the Peh but it made neither in the style of the old European Bet Yosef ksav nor the Mishna Berurah's modification.
There is no halachic or customary reason for the change in paint styles. The following does not entirely answer your question but is relevant: It used to be common for cheaper peshutim to be painted with a very stiff black putty (tiach in rabbinic Hebrew). Depending on a couple halachic factors, this is either kosher or not on a case by case basis but that ...
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