Please add a words count in Illustrator. In Indesign this is also a missing feature (at lest for the whole document) but I see it has been already requested...in Illustrator it would be more than welcome.
There are custom scripts solutions to count words, but they are all broken now, because of the recently introduced bug: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/46537261-incorrect-word-count-via-script)
Yes, word count is needed
Leonardo Agosti commented
Ironically.. in most cases you'd wish to count chars in Illustrator, it probably means you had to do the document in InDesign... 😉
Jagdish Khakase commented
Please add character count into Illustrator cc