Here are some notes on using special characters on a German keyboard in VMware Fusion on Mac OS X.
The basic rule is
Ctrl-Alt plus the special character as listed on my Logitech G15 keyboard (which has special
characters listed in the bottom right of each key).
|Character||Shortcut (DE keyboard)|
|€ (Euro symbol)||Ctrl-Alt-E|
|| (pipe symbol)||Ctrl-Alt-<|