If I’m doing a movie review or something and I want to put stars and half stars alongside the movie name what do I have to do? If i use wingdings and have it in my post already while im pasting it onto my blog will the stars remain that way or will they turn into numbers and stuff? Because whenever I use the long hyphen it becomes 3/4 once the post is published.
Whatever you post is going to use the default font for your theme. Wingdings are not a part of the character set, nor does everyone have Wingdings on their computer.
You can either make a graphic of what you want to use or maybe use a combination of the symbols in the Custom Characters to create your own rating system and list the Key to the system in a text widget somewhere in your sidebar.