Using cmssdc10 in PDFLaTeX and T1 fontenc

I'd like to use the cmssdc10 font in PDFLaTeX with a T1 encoding to ensure that hyphenation still works well in German. It seems that the T1 encoding is not supported. Any suggestions? Without T1 umlauts are displayed properly but hyphenation is poor in the document.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}

\font\ssfb=cmssdc10 scaled 1000

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item Houston, do we have a Pröblem?
\item {\ssfb Houston, do we have a Pröblem?}
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


• Never use \font in a LaTeX document. – egreg Sep 18 '15 at 9:59

Do it like this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item Houston, do we have a Pröblem?
\item {\fontseries{sbc}\fontfamily{cmss}\selectfont Houston, do we have a Pröblem?}
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


• Great! Is there a way to define this as a font such that using it is a little easier where I need it? Or should I just use a macro? I also noticed that this makes METAFONT run and I get a font that is not as sharp as the others. Maybe I need something else, too? – Christian Lindig Sep 18 '15 at 9:53
• You can define a command \newcommand\ssfb{...}. And the mefafont run + the bitmap is/should be only at the first compilation. – Ulrike Fischer Sep 18 '15 at 10:28