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unexpected high-bit set characters in $USER variable


I have updated Cygwin after a while and now my prompt looks like
this: \ufeffUSER@MACHINE. There appears to be some sort of UNICODE
character at position 0 in $USER environment variable. Running `echo -n
$USER | od -t x1` prints `0000000 ef bb bf 68 61 69 76 61 30 31`. Does
anyone else observe this as well?


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