I might be being really dense, but it seems that none of the find and replace utilities that I have looked at do quite what I want.
I would like to be able to define a list of standard replacements to make and then store it somewhere, so that when I have a file that I need to do multiple replacements on I can just run it, rather than doing find-replace over and over.
The particular application: I have a very long BibTeX file (3500+ entries), some of which are written using the LaTeX codes for characters, and some of which have characters that I put in using ASCII codes, or whatever the places I imported them from used. Some of them are causing problems when I try to compile the document, and I would like to go through and replace them all with the codes. I anticipate having to do this more than once, so it would be nice to have a ready-defined list to run. It only needs to be one file at a time.
The list would be something like:
And so on. Lots of programs seem like they will do this, but I can't figure out how to avoid typing in the list over and over again.
Sorry if it is a dumb question...