It’s been pointed out that my map script still includes issues with the city naming. I looked into it and it appears that EDCE doesn’t have multi-language support. Some characters don’t have issues but others do. I am going to make a guess that it only supports German and Spanish character sets.
When I get some time, I will try to build a script to remove the diacritics from all names to just end the issue. It’s too bad though, as I did enjoy some of the unique names that were produced from the database I used.