Control Google Fonts font loading with font-display

As of late May Google Fonts has added support for a display querystring parameter. Using it you can control the CSS font-display Property which allows you to control what happens while the font is unavailable.

Specifying https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap as the font to load, will yield the following:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Roboto';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  font-display: swap;
  src: local('Roboto'), local('Roboto-Regular'), url(https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/roboto/v19/KFOmCnqEu92Fr1Mu4mxKKTU1Kg.woff2) format('woff2');
}

Google Fonts: Using font-display
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