I have seen both this words, Hersteller and Ersteller and they seem to mean the same. Which seems kinda weird because they are so similarly written, that often I think it is just a typo.

Is there any special difference between one and the other?

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    I'm convinced that h-misspellings happen only in Spanish ;) In German nobody would do that, for h sounds.
    – c.p.
    May 16, 2018 at 14:43

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Hersteller: widely used, means typically the manufacturer of an industrial product (car, elevator, refrigerator ...)

Ersteller: rarely used, can mean author, e. g. of a bug report

  • Oh well, I guess then it makes sense (I am a programmer) May 16, 2018 at 12:21

You can really translate them one to one:

Hersteller: manufacturer / producer

Ersteller: originator / creator

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