Until now Studio is showing character count only for active target segment (after last update without spaces, but this is different topic). It would be nice to also display character count for selected text only (+ enable this even across segments).
Displaying the source character count would be great too for comparison purposes (without having to use the AHK script).
I voted for this idea. In the meantime, there's an AHK script posted by Paul that does just this: community.sdl.com/.../12948
That would be very useful, especially when also possible across segment boundaries! Trados used to have this feature, and for a while I had regular projects with a paragraph-based maximum character count which became much more cumbersome to translate after the switch to Studio (paragraph-based segmentation wasn't an option for several reasons).